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Tutorial: Make a Grain Sack Towel with the Citra Solv Transfer Method!

I like that :) on Feb 23, 2016
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I love using Citra Solv, a cleaning agent, to Transfer Images onto Fabric! This is a step by step Tutorial, showing the process, on a Kitchen Towel. You can download the Printable for free on my Blog.
Time: 10 Minutes Difficulty: Easy
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This is the towel that I made, along with a matching place-mat!
  • tutorial make a grain sack towel with the citra solv transfer method, crafts
Step 1: Make a Mirror image of your transfer and have a toner based copy made of it. You will need to find an older copy machine, to find one with toner. Don't go to the big chains, they all use laser.
  • tutorial make a grain sack towel with the citra solv transfer method, crafts
Step 2: Secure your image in place, by taping it to your Fabric. I used painters tape. Also, place something under it, that has little give to it, like cardboard or styrofoam.
  • tutorial make a grain sack towel with the citra solv transfer method, crafts
Apply the Citra Solv cleaner, with a brush, or a cotton ball. Don't over saturate!
  • tutorial make a grain sack towel with the citra solv transfer method, crafts
Burnish the design with a spoon. Press firmly and evenly. And remove the paper when you're done.
  • tutorial make a grain sack towel with the citra solv transfer method, crafts
After the fabric/towel dries, go over it with an iron to get the excess citra solv out. (I put a towel done under it, to keep the citra solv off of my ironing board cover)
  • tutorial make a grain sack towel with the citra solv transfer method, crafts
That's it! It's a nice rustic look! Stop by my blog for more details and to grab the Printable!

To see more: http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/2010/01/crafty-project-grain-sack-kitchen.html

Have Questions About This Post?

  • The Treasured Home
    The Treasured Home Fair Oaks, CA

    How will the graphic hold up, going through the washing machine? This has been on my list too. I have yet to try it. 'Bout time!

  • Karen - The Graphics Fairy

    @The Treasured Home Yes, I've washed it in the washing machine and it's fine!

  • Kathy R
    Kathy R Sparta, GA

    Love this method - so glad you shared your step by step tutorial!
    Kathy

  • Tone
    Tone Norway

    how genius! But for a person not familiar with what citra solve is. Its propably something else in norwegian. can you articulate? ;)

  • Liliana Wells
    Liliana Wells Jackson, GA

    I want to try this. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

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