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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 March 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217206
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 150
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £25.00

Embroiderers’ Guild Transfers Collection

£25.00

90 rediscovered treasures to transfer & stitch by Dr Annette Collinge

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Book Description

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

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. Recently rediscovered and made available for the first time in over half a century, this unique collection includes 90 original designs ranging from the early to mid-twentieth century.

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.

Table of Contents

How to use this book 9
Tools and materials 10
Transferring the designs 12
Using an embroidery hoop 13
Embroidery stitches 14

The embroidered designs 16

Using outline and filling stitches 22
Using monochromatic and variegated threads 24
Adding extra stitches to a design 26
Using monochromatic and different colours 28
Adding other elements to a design 30
Rearranging elements in a design 32
Repeating a design 34
Using ground fabrics of different colours 36
Using stitches in an unusual way 38
Using beads and sequins in a design 40
Combining two designs 42
Using only one stitch in a design 44 

 

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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