Does anyone else collect Vintage iron-on embroidery transfers? And use them? I've been collecting them for years and just had to break my collection into 2 boxes since I couldn't lift them in a single box!
If anyone else collects and use them, I would love to start a group.
I have a few, handed down from my late Aunt. They were given free in the UK magazine " 'Woman' The National Home Weekly" which I think was published from 1945 to 1953. I have used some of the smaller patterns some time ago but not the full pictures. I have uploaded photos of two designs. Connie.
I love them! I did the Scottie dog dishtowels when I was 7 years old (back in the 1960's) and have been addicted ever since. I have to admit, I did not get into the fabric paint but always embroidered them. I also must admit that I am not much of a collector as I tend to find uses for the transfers as I find them. I would love to join the group, if you make one.
Connie, those transfers are very intricate! Definitely not for a pillowcase or a dishtowel. Fun to see!
I haven't started a group for this yet but I will in the next day or so. I was kind of holding off until I saw how many stitcher's would be interested. It looks like we have a few and once I start it, maybe we'll attract some more!
I love vintage transfers! I posted a month ago on my blog that I had gone to a yard sale and bought over 100 transfers for $4.00!!! Some were new most were vintage. I have several that are from Workbasket. I got a few that were just dots. Does anyone know where those are from? Or who made them? Oh...yes I use them.
Susan, what a find! The patterns with the dots are older. 20's and early 30's. Prior to that, patterns were done with a series of perforations, tiny holes. The patterns were laid down on fabric, and a powder was dusted over the holes which went through to the fabric. I can't image how well that held up while stitching but that was how it used to be done.
Pam, this kind of marking is called Prick and Pounce and is still used today for a lot of Goldwork designs mainly because you can't easily wash out marking on Goldwork. It is very time consuming to do and very hard on the fingers. I remember before the transfer marking pens came on the scene I used to use this method and then paint the fabric with a mixture of white or black paint and sugar. It worked very well. Grace