How to Make Embroidery Hoop Photo Transfers
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How to Make Embroidery Hoop Photo Transfers

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1/2 day +

I have always been passionate about embroidery and really enjoy finding new, and unique techniques to reproduce.

One trend that has excited me recently is stitching into photographs. I have decided to take this technique one step further, and transfer a photograph onto fabric and then embroider over the top.

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Laser Jet Printer

Step 1

Took some pictures of leaves!!

Step 2 

Re-size the photos so that they fit into the embroidery hoop frames and then change to grey-scale. But you could leave them as full colour images if you prefer.

Step 3 

Printed out the images using a laser jet printer and trim to size.

Step 4

Iron the canvas bag and then cut, so that the front and back panels are separate.

Step 5

Spread the Image Maker onto the bag and press the printed photos face down onto the canvas and leave for 10 hours.

Step 6

Gently rub away the photo/paper using a wet sponge.

Step 7

Roughly cut out each image and arrange in each of the three frames.

Step 8

Worked out which embroidery threads you want to use on which frame and image, so that there is a nice balance.

Step 9

Separate out the skeins of embroidery thread, so that you have two threads, this makes it easier to stitch. I then used a variety of stitches (mainly backstitch and long stitches) to fill in my chosen areas.

Step 10

Once happy with your stitching,  cut the fabric neatly around the hoop!

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