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Transfer & Stitch – Another Transfer Book!


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This morning, I want to give a quick heads-up for another transfer book that’s on the market, for those looking for an easy solution for transferring embroidery designs onto your fabric.

You might remember my review earlier this month of the Embroiderers’ Guild Transfer Collection.

Today’s book – Transfer & Stitch – is another problem-solving transfer collection that covers a range of embroidery design types.

Many of you wrote in with enthusiastic thanks for pointing out the Embroiderers’ Guild collection, so I thought you might want to know about this one while it’s brand spanking new!

Transfer & Stitch - embroidery design transfers

Transfer & Stitch is exactly the same format as the Embroiderers’ Guild collection.

Inside, you’ll find a collection of 140 embroidery designs ready to transfer using a hot iron.

The transfers can be used a few times successfully, and you can tidily keep the used transfers that you’ve cut out in the folder’s pockets inside the book.

Transfer & Stitch - embroidery design transfers

The book is a folio, really.

In the pocket on one side, you’ll find the transfer book. In the pocket on the other, you’ll find a stitch guide and idea book.

Transfer & Stitch - embroidery design transfers

The designs range from simple, contemporary designs…

Transfer & Stitch - embroidery design transfers

…to larger florals…

Transfer & Stitch - embroidery design transfers

…to smaller, compact, stylized designs…

Transfer & Stitch - embroidery design transfers

…to art nouveau styles that can be repeated on corners…

…and so much more!

There’s a lot in the book (140 designs!) and something for everyone.

There are even big bugs.

Transfer & Stitch - embroidery design transfers

In the accompanying stitch guide, you’ll find information on how to transfer with the iron-ons, as well as a very basic stitch dictionary with diagrams.

Transfer & Stitch - embroidery design transfers

You’ll also find many images of the various designs worked in very simple stitches to give you an idea of how they can be embroidered.

Transfer & Stitch - embroidery design transfers

You won’t get step-by-step instructions on how to embroider the designs, but the photos demonstrate how the designs could be stitched using the simplest of stitches in very basic techniques as a springboard for ideas.

It’s a fun design resource, especially for those who are held back by the transfer process. Iron-ons can be a life saver, if you want to stitch but just can’t face transferring designs!

Where to Find It

Transfer & Stitch is soon to be released (next month!), starting, it seems, in the UK, so you’ll find it ready for pre-order here on Book Depository, with free shipping to most places world wide.

It’s not listed in the US yet. Normally, if I pre-order from Book Depository, I receive the book pretty close to the release date.

I’m hoping to see it listed in the US soon, and once it is, I’ll update this review with a link to a US source.

Coming Up on Needle ‘n Thread

There are many things happening on this side of the computer screen!

If you’re on any advanced notice lists for goods in my shop, I sent out emails over the last couple days, with details on product releases. If you did not receive an email in your inbox, check your spam folder! The details on product releases for folks who signed up for advanced notice are in those emails. I’m excited to get the things you’ve been waiting for out to you soon!

We’re back to stitching grapes – so next week, look for the first installment in a new series on How to Embroider a Bunch of Grapes, featuring the pattern and my initial color choices.

The bike is almost finished, and I’m starting on trial stitching the last design in the Summer Wheels series. Due to enthusiastic response, I will release these designs two ways: as a ready-to-stitch towel set and as a downloadable pattern set. But I can’t do it until the samples are stitched! Please be patient with me! Thanks!

I’m still fiddling with a very weird stitch tutorial – it’s a challenge, but fun! I’ll post that once I get it Just Right. In the meantime, if you’re looking for stitch tutorials, why not have a meander through my Stitch Fun series? You might find something exciting to play with this weekend!

Enjoy your weekend!


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    1. Hi Jayanthri – advanced notice requests have to be via email, for individual items. Drop me a line if there’s a specific product you’re interested in. Thanks!

  1. Dear Mary

    The Transfer and Stitch book looks very interesting and a useful book to have on your shelf. I did put my name down for the sampler packs, which you said you might be able to negotiate postal expense for sending outside the USA. I’m looking forward to the first instalment of the grapes project. I wonder what the weird stitch tutorial will be, that sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing with us the new Transfer and Stitch book and for the progress on the summer wheels series, the grape project and the new stitch tutorial.

    Regards Anita Simmance

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