Rachel does a lot of embroidery that involves getting the design outline onto linen and fabrics. She's written an interesting article on the various ways she's accomplished this with an emphasis on their pluses and minuses. I've used the "light box" method she describes successfully on needlepoint canvas and I also baste lines on canvas occasionally, especially when I want to mark out background areas or borders. I don't use a marking pen much as they are so inconsistent depending on the weather. I've had marks never disappear and had them disappear overnight.
All these things come into play when you are trying to transfer a design but remember, whichever way you decide to work, patience is your friend. None of these techniques are fast.
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