Want to transfer a design to dark fabric? All you need is some Tracedown paper (USA) and a pencil. (Click here for Tracedown paper from Amazon UK)
The paper comes in many colours - I am using white (for dark fabrics).
Firstly, place your fabric right side facing up. Next lay one sheet of Tracedown paper, chalky side facing down, on top of your fabric. Finally place the design on top.
|The Tracedown paper has chalky side facing down|
Pin all three layers together so they don't move.
Unpin the layers and start stitching over the chalked tracing.
Once you are finished stitching wipe over the fabric with a damp cloth to get rid of the chalk (I keep a pack of baby wipes in my worktable drawer for such occasions).Spookily simple. So much so that I will be testing the graphite paper on white fabric next week so be sure to come back to see how I get on.