Druid banner – making a transfer

Last time, I told you about my new project, and showed you my design, and now I’m making a start. Regular readers will have seen the process of transferring a design to fabric and getting this set up before, but in case there are any new readers following this project, I’ll cover the process in some detail.

The colour designs are good to give an idea of what the finished item should look like, but in order to mark up fabric to stitch, however, it’s better to have a black and white version:

I got this printed out full size at a local copy shop; here it is, taped to my dining table, as it’s too big for the table in my sewing room:

The first step is to make a transfer from this.  You can buy special transfer pencils, so with a large piece of tracing paper taped over the top, it’s just a case of carefully drawing over the lines:

It’s a bit hard to tell, but if you look closely, you can see that the central spiral is a bit pink, from the transfer pencil line.

It’s even harder to tell here, so you’ll just have to take my word for it that I’ve traced the entire design:

Having the transfer is one thing, but next I need to apply it to the fabric itself.  That’s next!

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