I was fortunate to join Anita at Artistic Fingers after the Stitch-a-Long was running for some weeks.
We were to trace from a pattern but though I taped the silk fabric down, I must have moved it and I found when working the Kantha flower, the petals were not as they should have been.. also my stitching was poor. I was not happy. The photos will have to be clicked to enlarge and see the hand traced lines.
So I experimented by ironing a fusible webbing between the silk and a sheet of A4 paper and running this through the printer. Well it looked fine but then I found I had more solid lines rather than broken ones and this shows a shadow when stitched. I had no bother removing the paper and most of the fusible webbing rubbed off the silk back as I worked. I have shown both the hand traced picture on top and the printed version on the bottom. You will note the dark ring on the bottom right photo, which is only a circular line on the top one.
This may not be acceptable by the end of the SaL but it is worth the experimenting. I have to say my eyes appreciate the deeper lines.
I seem to keep a nicer line with the printed pattern – BUT will it look as good if those shadows show through.