…this is the stash I bought on TradeMe the other week.
There are kids transfers, cross stitch transfers, 16 of the transfer sheets from a ‘build your collection weekly’ needlework magazine, and even a set of smocking dots! One day I’ll learn how to do that.
There are also two beautiful vintage transfer sheets from the Weldon’s Ladies’ Journal. The blue one (collar designs) is from 1926, and the yellow one (floral designs) is from 1930. They’re still in great condition, although I don’t think I’d try to iron them on anymore! I’ve scanned the yellow one, so when I get a chance I’ll try to tidy up one or two of the images and post them here for your stitching pleasure – they really are too gorgeous not to be worked.
The fun doesn’t end there, though! There were three books of iron-on transfers as well – one of cross-stitch, two of embroidery – including a Paragon book of the sweetest baby and lingerie designs. Four untouched pages remain (all the same), along with, I think, two pages that have been cut apart. My needle fingers are itching. (It’s lucky James’ sister’s having a baby, I say!)
Close-up of the baby and lingerie designs after the jump…
Aren’t they delightful? Click the image for a slightly larger view.