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From: Debbie Hebron
Date: 10-27-2003, 05:46 PM (1 of 4)
I am wanting to transfer lettering onto nylon. I have just been tranferring the lettering by tracing. There must be iron transfer paper or perhaps a pen?????
User: Debbie Hebron
Member since: 10-23-2003
Total posts: 17
From: allie-oops
Date: 10-28-2003, 03:27 AM (2 of 4)
Hi Debbie, I use a heat transer pencil - trace the design onto paper, then iron it on. The problem you would have is with the nylon - it might melt with the heat of the iron. They have those pencils at Joann fabrics, you can look at them to see how hot your iron would have to be to transfer. I only use cotton, and I know the iron has to be very hot, and it takes about 20 seconds or so of letting the iron sit there to get a good transfer.
"onward through the fog"
User: allie-oops
Member since: 10-25-2002
Total posts: 282
From: Debbie Hebron
Date: 10-28-2003, 11:43 AM (3 of 4)
I have a cheat sheet, that I can use. Hopefully that will work. Can I get more than one transfer from it?:cool: Do you have the name of this Pen and who makes them? Hopefully I can get this product here in Sask. Canada
User: Debbie Hebron
Member since: 10-23-2003
Total posts: 17
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 10-30-2003, 08:28 PM (4 of 4)
Sulky makes Transfer pens in several colors that I have used with great success. I do not remember the heat of the iron as being too hot, but if you find the pens, read the card BEFORE you buy it to see what heat setting ... When GS was 3 , I gave him a piece of paper and a pencil and told him to write "I love you Daddy" on it.. Of course he scribbled little markson the paper. So, I used the window as a light box and went over his markings on the reverse side of paper, and Ironed them on a T-shirt along with outline of GS's hands, and underneath the scribble I wrote in parentheses (I love you, Daddy).. My son STILL has that shirt, he cannot wear it any more its so worn, but he keeps it..Those pens are great to work with..
Sew With Love
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
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