Stocking Fillers £10 and under - "Transfer Painting" Mary Gamester
This vividly illustrated guide to using transfer paints will provide you with a wealth of inspiration. With the emphasis on learning from photos the book will also be easy to understand for children and those who do not have English as their main language. I expect that many teachers will find this book very useful for class projects.
Mary covers everything from basic equipment needed to a wealth of techniques for design and texture. These include using bubble wrap, stencils, stamps, lace, doilies, leaves, and using woven designs. The book is completed with a photo gallery of Mary's work.
Transfer printing is ideal for polyester, poly-cotton blends, Lutradur, Evolon and Bondaweb. Paint onto paper and then iron the design onto your fabric - Mary will show you many different ideas for doing this. Children will obviously need to be supervised at the ironing stage.