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Most companies produced hot-iron transfers that were single-use -- the unused pattern had raised ink that transferred to the fabric.
If the design is composed of small dots, it's a Numo style pattern.
For a searchable list of its transfer patterns (complete with thumbnails), head to our Vogart Master Guide.
This overview addresses a major roadblock for the vintage embroidery transfer enthusiast -- the lack of organized material about vintage transfers.
Each envelope contains a large tissue sheet of the illustrated motifs in dark blue raised ink -- a single-use hot iron transfer.
The tissue sheets are marked with the transfer number and "Made in the USA" but not with the company name.
- Prolific and popular: Vogart, Aunt Martha's, and Workbasket Any search for vintage embroidery transfers will turn up hundreds of offerings for transfers from Vogart, Aunt Martha's and Workbasket magazine.
The transfer packages -- and many of the designs -- are instantly recognizable to their loyal fans.