To use these pencils you draw on regular paper, then lay the drawing face down over cotton or linen fabric, and press until the drawing transfers to the fabric. The lighter your transfer lines the more likely they will be covered entirely by your stitching so make the pencil tip as sharp as you can.
I really like these pencils for transfer but they only fade with washing so I would only use them for functional washable projects (an embroidered denim tea cosy for example), never for delicate fabric or fine work.
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