01 March 2021

£25

BB Hardback HB folder with 48-page PB book and 96-page book of iron-on transfers

216x280 mm

9781782217206

9781782217206

128 pages

Search Press

Embroidered Treasures Transfers

Embroiderers’ Guild Transfers Collection

by Dr Annette Collinge

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.

Book Contents

How to use this book 9
Tools and materials10
Transferring the designs12
Using an embroidery hoop13
Embroidery stitches 14


The embroidered designs16


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 

 

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