This month I've been stitching.
Mostly I stitch on fabrics I can trace the pattern onto using a light box and lead pencil.
On fabrics, like the French General Red and Faded Red I use a white ceramic pencil.
The amount of detail traced is a personal preference.
I trace the basic outline and stitch details, like colonial knots and cross stitch, by eye.
The grey Artisan Cloth, below, was too heavy to see the pattern through.
Instead I marked lines with a hera marker and stitched a sampler of sorts.
A full description of the project is here .
I love how colour pops on a grey background and wanted to stitch more than just straight lines!
When I finish a stitchery I don't want to wash it. I like that brand new look and feel. So I've been hesitant to adopt any transferring technique that requires washing!
In the end, I decided to try Stick 'n Stitch, a self adhesive wash-away.
Now I can stitch patterns. Yay!
I can't wait to stitch some more on the Slate Hanky Linen.
And next time in colour!