We thought a little shameless self promotion never hurt anybody, so we thought that at the New York sheep and wool festival we would do just that. We ruled out streaking and came up with a tote and a t shirt.
Take one t shirt. We got ours from Michael’s Arts and Crafts 2 for $5.00, Bargain. I washed and dried them
Choose an image and text and print it onto image transfer paper. Remember to print the image in reverse
Cut it out
Iron it on..
…Leave it to cool, and..
…Peel off the paper
And you’ll end up with your image on the t shirt
The letters aren’t as vivid as I wanted. Next time I’ll be sure to get the transfer paper specifically for darker colours
We used a Muji tote, and before you sigh, I know we use them ALL the time, but they’re only 75 cents!!!! That’s a bargain not to be sniffed at.
FloMa is how we refer to ourselves, I toyed with the idea of putting FlorrieMaire, but thought it would be too crowded. Ok, so this is just text printed onto paper
Slip the paper inside the bag and position it.
Using a tailors pencil lightly trace the shape of the letters
The lines should only just be visible
As this tote is going to The New York Sheep and Wool Festival, I wanted to show our love of knitting, so knitted some icord for the letters
Start stitching it down, but don’t cast off until you’re close to the end, just in case you need to adjust
This will provide the bag with some pretty 3D detail
Almost at the end, so time to cast off and hide away the loose ends
Now that the lettering is in place, it’s time to lay out the rest of the design and make any changes
From the rough sketch of the sheep, I’m tracing the image onto freezer paper. Freezer paper is GENIUS, paper on one side waxy on the other. It is perfect for projects like this…
After tracing, there’s cutting
Then Ironing. Iron the freezer paper wax side down and it will bond to the fabric which allows you to use it like a stencil. See told you it was Genius
Dab on your fabric paint, I think I’ll have one white sheep and…
…one brown sheep
Wait for the paint to dry completely, I put my mine in the sun as I was born with almost no patience
Then slowly peel the freezer paper away. There won’t be any waxy residue left
Et voilà, two sheep bodies
Now, Ilm repeating the freezer paper process for the sheep’s head. Trace it..
Iron it down, lining up the pencil marks with the edge underneath
I choose to give the sheep contrasting faces
Using transfer paper again, I had to get the web address in somewhere. I hope it’s straight
The big reveal
Ta Dah!! So far, so good, but it needs something
The sheep are going to get a little personality with embroidered faces
Ba Ba brown sheep
Now all that’s left to do is to stitch on the red gingham ribbon
The finished product
Waiting to be stuffed full of the fabulous yarn we plan on buying this weekend!