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The use of hot iron transfers in embroidery has a long and fascinating history, but they’ve often been looked down upon by serious embroiderers and have therefore been largely overlooked. They were, however, produced in large numbers and much of the work created from them was of a very high quality.
An important though largely forgotten part of the Embroiderers’ Guild legacy is the huge collection of hot iron transfers dating back to the early 20th century that were created by members of the Guild. They fell out of favour in the 1960s and the Guild stopped producing them. Many transfers were stored away and haven’t been seen since those times; others were simply thrown away.
This publication, which consists of one booklet of transfers and one booklet of worked examples, showcases specially chosen examples worked in specific ways as an inspiration to readers to either follow, or work in their own way.
This is a massively important collection of beautiful embroidery transfers that will excite embroiderers, textile artists, historians and lovers of traditional and vintage embroidery everywhere.
From the Publisher
Delve into this fascinating collection of beautiful embroidery transfers and create modern-day versions of these vintage designs.
This treasure trove of design inspiration is presented in two separate books enclosed in a hardback folder. The Reusable Iron-on Transfers book includes 90 designs that you can cut out and store in the pocket inside the folder after use. This is accompanied by a handy Stitching Guide that includes 26 beautifully worked examples to inspire your colour, thread and stitch choices, as well as information on tools and materials, using an embroidery hoop, and 18 embroidery stitch diagrams.
Use the iron-on template, and embroider in colours that suit your taste!
Templates for designs include:
Meet the author
Annette Collinge has had a lifelong interest in embroidery. She is a life member of The Embroiderers’ Guild, has been a Branch Chairman, Regional Chairman, Collection Manager and Trustee of the Guild. Her early efforts at embroidery all involved hot-iron transfer designs and her enthusiasm for them continues today. She is a mixed media textile artist and is a member of the exhibiting group, Studio 21, a group of textile artists who bring together a creative and innovative mix of media and stitched textiles.
Publisher:Search Press (April 6, 2021)
Item Weight:1.74 pounds
Dimensions:9 x 0.83 x 11.38 inches