ADD A PANEL
You do not have to be an artist to be create a panel. All you need is the desire to have your loved one remembered.
Design the Panel
2-3'' border on all sides
Start with an all-cotton fabric measuring
22 x 36 inches.
Light, small, patterned fabrics work best.
Your design should be horizontal.
Leave an extra 2–3 inch border on all edges. This is where it will be attached to another panel.
Most fabrics are 44 inches wide, so this will give you an extra panel if you make a mistake or you want to give to another person to create a panel.
Create the Panel
In constructing your panel, you might want to use some of the following techniques:
Pens: Sharpie pens and fabric pens.
Paint: Brush on textile paint or color-fast dye, or use an indelible ink pen. Please don’t use “puffy” paint; it’s too sticky.
Stencils: Trace your design onto the fabric with a pencil, lift the stencil, then use a brush to apply textile paint or indelible markers.
Collage: Make sure that whatever materials you add to the panel won’t tear the fabric (avoid glass and sequins for this reason) and be sure to avoid very bulky objects.
Photos: The best way to include photos or letters is to photocopy them onto iron-on transfers, iron them onto 100% cotton fabric.
Send the Panel
It is best to send it by registered mail or with a carrier that will track your package. We recommend panels be shipped via Federal Express or UPS as U. S Post Office has been experiencing difficulties with deliveries.
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C. Cooperman, Administrator
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Baltimore, Maryland 21208