This is not necessarily the right way and it's definitely not the only way, but this is the method I use to transfer a pattern to linen.
For quite some time, I've been thinking about hooking a Barbara Carroll pattern found in this book.
Here a Chick just looks like a fun project ~ except for all those little chicks.
I headed to the local office supply store and had it enlarged 325% as the pattern stated. It came out very close to 22.5" x 26" it was supposed to. I know there are computer programs you can use, but for me this is the easiest way.
Here is it enlarged.
It's hard to tell, but I've laid a piece of window screen over it. Just grey fiberglass window screen purchased at Home Depot. Be sure not to buy black or your tracings won't show up.
Trace over the pattern with a black Sharpie marker and this is how it will look. Now take this, place it over your backing of choice and retrace with your marker. You will have a faint tracing that you then can then trace over again.
I am fortunate that I almost never get sick. Well, all I have is a cold and it's kickin' my butt. I left work early yesterday and slept for 3 1/2 hours. This morning I got up long enough to call off and then had to force myself up at 11:30 am. I almost feel human but not quite. I don't think I'd be a very good "sick person".
Does your checkbook need to balance to the penny? I am so anal when it comes to that. Well, the statement came today and I am off ~ WAY off and it's driving me crazy. I need to get off this machine and go figure it out.
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