Following on from yesterday's post about the "reverse redwork" I've had several messages asking me about the pencil I've used to trace the design onto the red backing fabric. For tracing onto darker fabrics, I use a selection of different coloured fabric marking pencils, and prefer the cartridge ones with coloured refills. I've got quite several different brands in my "sewing essentials" - Bohin, Sewline and Prym (I used the Prym pencil yesterday as that was the one with a white refill in it). You can get refills in a variety of colours - white, yellow, ink, grey - they all work brilliantly, although my favourite is probably the white refill, especially if I'm using white embroidery thread. As you know, if I'm tracing on light coloured fabrics, then I'd usually use a light brown Micron Pigma pen in the finest nib size 005 although it is permanent ink so you need a very steady hand. I find that even 1 strand of thread will cover the lines of this size nib and use a light brown colour ink if I'm going to use coloured embroidery threads (the light brown ink ensures the colours of the embroidery thread stays true) and a red one for redwork.
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