I’ve received lots of questions lately about the Bohn Ceramic Pencil that I wrote about a year ago last February! I think someone must be recommending them for certain projects (besides me!) and so people are looking for them!
I use the Bohn Ceramic Pencil to transfer embroidery designs on darker fabrics, and even on white fabrics such as silk. The chalk, though white, is matte, and it shows up quite well on shiny white silk.
The pencil is pictured there on the right. It’s a mechanical pencil, and fine enough for good lines for stitching over. I like it very much!
But, it is hard to come by! I don’t know of any online sources for it, though Erica’s does carry the yellow ceramic refils (but strangely enough, no pencil!).
I bought my pencil at Sarah’s Fabrics in Lawrence, Kansas. While they don’t sell notions on their website, I have heard from another reader that they were very gracious about selling it over the phone and mailing it to her. Their website is mostly in Flash, so I didn’t link you directly to their contact information. You can find it by entering past the introduction.
I think the pencils are a nice tool and worth having in your toolbox. If you come across them anywhere while you’re out shopping, pick one up! You’ll be glad you did!
Hope that helps, Robbie, Kassandra, and Julie! And of course, everyone else looking for a good white transfer pencil!