Before we get on with transferring a drawing or pattern.
Here is what I’m obsessed with today….
Now, on with the transferring……
So, you have your drawing enlarged….
Now you need red dot tracing fabric.
Here in Springfield, MO you can pick this up
at Hancock Fabrics. (If you are NOT in Springfield,
you can order it from my friend Renee at
Skip To My Ewe on eBay. She has FREE SHIPPING
on all of her items, so be sure and check out what
else she has for sale there.)
I taped the red dot over my drawing and then started to trace
over it with a Sharpie marker.
Now that I have my design on the Red Dot, I can
transfer it to my linen backing. First, I like to draw
the border dimensions on my linen. I find this
is easiest to do with a charcoal pencil, it’s a bit
softer than a regular #2 pencil.
My rug is going to be 16 x 16, so I measure this out
and then put my pencil in the groove of the linen and drag
the pencil to keep it on the straight grain.
Once, I have the border drawn, I go over it with
a Sharpie marker, so it doesn’t rub off.
Yes, I mis-measured one side, so I have an extra
line. Hey, I’m definitely NOT perfect, but just keep
Now I tape the traced red dot over the linen.
Get out my trusty Sharpie marker, this time I’m
using red….makes it easier to see what parts I
haven’t marked yet.
Beware, the Sharpie can rub off on your hands
while you are marking….
You can now peel back your tracing paper and make
sure all your marks came through onto the linen….
Now you are ready to hook!