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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback HB folder with 48-page PB book and 96-page book of iron-on transfers
  • Publication: 01 February 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217206
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 150
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £25.00

Embroiderers’ Guild Transfers Collection


80 original designs to transfer & stitch by Dr Annette Collinge

Book Description

An important collection of beautiful, historically significant iron-on transfer designs from the Embroiderers' Guild.

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, as a result, have 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 book contains a folder of iron-on transfer designs selected from the Embroiderers' Guild collection, as well as worked examples to provide readers with ideas and inspiration for using the transfers to create their own embroidered designs.

This is an important collection of beautiful embroidery transfers that will excite embroiderers, textile artists, historians and lovers of traditional and vintage embroidery everywhere.

Table of Contents

How to use this book 9
Tools and materials10
Transferring the designs12
Using an embroidery hoop13
embroidery Stitches 14
The transfer designs16
Outline and filling stitches 22
Monochromatic and variegated threads 24
Adding extra stitches 26
Monochromatic and different colours 28
Adding elements to a design 30
Rearranging elements in a design 32
Repeating elements in a design 34
Using different coloured backgrounds 36
Using stitches in an unusual way 38
Using beads a sequins in a design 40
Combining two designs 42
Using only one stitch 44
Index of transfers46



About the Author

About Dr Annette Collinge

Annette Collinge has had a lifelong interest in embroidery. She is a life member of The Embroiderers’ Guild, and has been a Branch Chairman, Regional Chairman and Trustee of the Guild. She is currently part of a working party organizing exhibitions of the Collection, and is the primary contact for questions about the Collection. She is a mixed media textile artist and 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. Annette lives in Woking, UK. Her work can be seen on her website at www.annettecollinge.com

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