Transferring a drawing to a piece of fabric or wood

 “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” - Pablo Picasso

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” - Pablo Picasso

Do you have a particular image of your child’s that you love and think would be fabulous as an embroidered pillow or as part of that newly refinished kitchen table?  The process couldn’t be simpler!

To get started you will need:
– your child’s drawing
– a knitting needle or chopstick
– carbon paper
– masking tape (painter’s version as it is less sticky and won’t leave a residue)

Let’s create!
If you are working with cloth, iron out all the wrinkles.  Tape it to a hard surface.  Place the carbon paper, ink side facing the cloth, table or whatever your project surface may be.  Position your child’s drawing on top of the carbon paper and tape it in place.  Trace the lines with a knitting needle or chopstick.  You could use a blunt pencil, but you will end up leaving a mark on your child’s drawing.  Remove drawing and carbon paper.

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This project isn’t of course limited to children’s drawings.  It is a great way to transfer your own images too.