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Topic: Laminate Needle felted using Embellisher - hat, scarf, purse, wrist cuff, brooch  (Read 10880 times)
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« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2005 05:23:23 PM »

I think the rose looks lovely! I also had a peek at the Autumn patch you made and it looks great too. I love how you've blended the colors in both these projects
I've a question though. I'm a wet felter and I've just started playing with felting needles (read, I got my needles 6 days ago in the post).
You mention machine needling? What in tarnation is that!
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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2005 04:17:24 AM »


I've a question though. I'm a wet felter and I've just started playing with felting needles (read, I got my needles 6 days ago in the post).
You mention machine needling? What in tarnation is that!
for me it is a shoulder saver -- needling into fabric by hand strains my arm and shoulder, so was thrilled to find there are now stand alone machines (Embellisher) and attachemnts (Bernina) where one can fit felting needles into a sewing machine and punch instead of sew.  I was unable to link directly to the "decorative needle punch attachment" page but if you go to http://www.berninausa.com/
you can find it through search or in product accessories.  It only works on real flat pieces, as cannot get a thick piece (such as a 1/2 in deep chair cushion under the presser foot.)  HTH

It seems to there is quite an artistic opportunity with the combination of dry and wet felting techniques.
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« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2005 03:38:56 PM »

(bear with me I'm still learning the forum's quote function)
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for me it is a shoulder saver -- needling into fabric by hand strains my arm and shoulder, so was thrilled to find there are now stand alone machines. It only works on real flat pieces, as cannot get a thick piece (such as a 1/2 in deep chair cushion under the presser foot.)  HTH

I'm even more amazed that you're able to do such huge pieces like your chair cushions, and as I saw in a link before, a whole chair! Shocked

I wouldn't even know where to begin, needle felting a whole chair. I tried my first two needle-felting attempts last night and it took me hours to felt something the size of approx 3inch x 3inch. I'm not surprised that your arm and shoulder becomes strained when completing such large pieces.

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« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2005 02:48:02 AM »

The second one is absolutely goooorgeous! I'm so impressed!
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« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2005 03:06:26 AM »

Those are lovely, especially the purple and pink one. I'm so envious of your felting needle sewing machine attachment. I think that Brother makes them but I don't think that it's compatible with my machine (which is a Janome).
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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2005 04:21:04 AM »

Those are gorgeous!  I would love to know where you get an attachment for the sewing machine.  I didn't know they had such a thing.

Those are absolutely beautiful. 
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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2005 05:00:10 AM »

there are several companies that now have either attachments or stand alone embellishing machines.  Brother's is a stand alone - it only does needle punch.  Bernina has an attachment that can be used with some of their machines (the ones where the bobbin hook/case can be moved allowing the felting needles to punch into open space below the throat plate.  Also Ann Vickrey makes a converter - this is quite reasonable price to adapt a sewing machine to a "needle punch" - this one I have not seen or used, but it sounds great.

Thanks again.
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« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2005 08:28:45 PM »

BEW-TI-FUL!

I just bought a Babylock Embellisher and can't wait to get started!  Was the woven wool fabric you shrunk just bought off the bolt at a fabric store?
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« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2005 09:02:56 PM »

To miss formerly GloriousHats-

I've been admiring all your things you have made recently.  These are amazing as well!  The first set is so perfect for fall.  The second is so beautiful it belongs in a gallery-I wouldn't dare put it on it is too pretty!

Please keep showing us more of your gorgous talents!!!
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« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2005 04:32:32 AM »


The wool for both projects is actually scraps from the local woolen mill.  So yes it is regular woven wool fabric.  Look for "dry clean only" - washable wool has been treated so it will not shrink.  You can also punch into the washable wool but will need to do some treatment to the edges to prevent raveling.
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