Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Playing with the Embellishing Machine

Yesterday was the first day back with all my sewing/embroidery chums; we met at Bishops Caundle for our group where we use our embellishing machines.  They were all lucky enough to enjoy a workshop with Pauline Verrinder during the summer but have passed on some of the ideas to me. One is to embellish threads wrapped around a metal frame: my efforts produced these two book covers. 




On the way home I stopped off at a well known budget supermarket and they had some 'felting wool'. This wool is sold primarily for knitting and then felting in the washing machine but having tried that before, I can only say that it doesn't impress me much because I feel it becomes too 'solid'. Last night I knitted one ball of 50 gram 'felt' wool and today it has be 'whacked' on the embellishing machine. Like it!!! and as it is variegated wool, the pattern can be altered by the number of stitches. I knitted this on size 6 (UK) needles, 30 stitches and about 50 rows. 
THE WOOL

THE KNITTING

EMBELLISHED ONE SIDE

EMBELLISHED TWO SIDES


Another experiment today, layers of the 'shiny polyester' headscarves - 6 in all - whacked again with the embellishing machine, needs some machine embroidery.


'YOU CAN'T HAVE A POSITIVE LIFE WITH A NEGATIVE MIND' - ANON QUOTE

3 comments:

  1. Nice!! Very nice indeed. And I like the embellished covers too.

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  2. Gillian, your mail is showing as `no-reply´. I couldn´t reply to you privately.

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