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« on: May 05, 2006 07:43:09 AM »

I was wondering if any of you clever gals (or guys) know of a good way to transfer patterns to felt? I suppose you could trace it on using a light box if it was a light color. any other suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2006 09:12:20 AM »

I don't know about wool felt, but I used some of the cheap felt from a craft store to make a camera case.  I just ironed the patterns on.  I did use the highest setting, but only did it just long enough to transfer the pattern lightly.  Luckily nothing melted or anything Smiley    Then if the pattern isn't already an iron on, maybe use a transfer pen/pencil?
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2006 11:09:47 AM »

Light box!  I have used a flashlight under a glass pie plate and outlined in extra fine sharpie pen.

I have used inkjet printed images and ironed the acrylic felt in the past, once with good results, once with disastrous results.  If you try it that way, make sure you have paper or a pressing cloth completely covering the felt because it's gross, sad, and potentially dangerous when the felt melts.  (trust me on this one...)
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2006 07:47:58 PM »

i use an iron on pen to transfer patterns to wool felt and it works just fine.


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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2006 07:45:13 AM »

thanks for the tips! I'll have to expirament. I was afraid to iron the acrylic stuff, but I guess it you do it right it can work. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2006 12:04:12 PM »

That's funny, I didn't even THINK about ironing it on.  I guess I might've been really lucky.  heh.
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