Friday, January 4, 2008


Hi Everyone,
Thought you might like to see me working on a journal cover using the Embellisher Machine. It is loaded with 7 needles and does a great job making fibre art....I'M IN LOVE WITH IT!!!! When you lay a piece of fabric or lace or anything you want to put down, you put the pedal to the metal and the needles punch the fibres to-gether with no chance of separating without a sruggle at least.
The possibilities are endless.I think you could decorate jeans or a jacket with this technique or heck..... even DH underwear,,HAHAHAHHAHAHA
This piece was done using felt as a background. I wouldn't use the felt for a journal cover again since it was too bulky at the corners to keep it neat. The Queen of Hearts was done on a broadcloth base and it was easier to get a nice sharp finish when sewing the corners.
The theme for this one was underwater and as soon as I sew some fish on the piece along with some beads I will post another picture so y'all come back!!


Cotton Picker said...

I hope I get to try out one of these machines someday. As you say, the possibilities are endless. You would not believe the archaic methods I use to do any of my crafts.

Thanks for sharing.

Maggie R said...

Hi Cotton Picker...You would love it. The best part is they are coming down in price all the time..
Do you belong to any guilds? I know our embroidery guild has purchased 5 of them for the members to "borrow" Isn't that a great idea!


Veronica Martin said...

Maggie, great pics of you embellishing! I love mine, too, but I need to find a way to stop breaking needles.
I've added your blog as a link to mine and have subscribed to yours! I adore your motto!

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

looks like a lot of fun you are having miss magpie:D
tammy in warm and snowless ct :(

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Ms. Maggie,
I love what you are sewing there. I bet it will be beautiful when you are done with it. I used to sew before I met my DH, but I don't sew anymore. I used to make some quilt tops and have someone else to do the quilting for me. "THANK YOU" for sharing this with us. I can't wait to see the finished product. I am so tired tonight as I've had a busy busy day today. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Maggie R said...

HI ladies...
Thanks for stopping by...
V.... Yes this embellisher is so much fun, when I am on it I forget I have other things to do!!!I wonder if you are pulling on your fabric causing the needles to break? I would suggest your spped should keep up with the movement of the fabric. Just a thought, I understand the needles are very expensive, so I hope you can solve the problem.

Hey Tammy..... No Snow??? hoo.... We don't have much left due to the rain and mild temps!! so I am doing the Happy Dance!!!!
I want the roads to stay dry as I go to the city on Monday for the cataract surgery!!!!! So far the MAN upstairs has been answering my prayers!

Hi Karen. Glad you like my efforts on the new machine?!! I had the journal cover all done and on the book. Didn't like the way it finished on the edges. I used felt as a base and it was too thick. so I took it off and cut out the centre and will apply it to another base, Something thinner.... Geer Whiz, all that work down the drain!!!! Oh welll I am too picky to let it go if I am not happy with it.
I should have taken a picture but I forgot!! It is an underwater scene and I will put some fish on it as well but I can;t find my fish fabric... WONDER WHY!!!haha
BTW Karen, no wonder you are tired. I was over at your blog and your day was certainly a busy one..
Sleep well as for me.. Oh nocturnal one that I am... I am just getting in gear!! hee hee
Big Bear Hugs to all
Maggie ;-}

Pat Winter Gatherings said...

It looks so pretty. I love the felting machines, and am trying to talk myself into needing one. I do enjoy the needle felting by hand.

Anonymous said... go, girl !!!Your embellishing is going to be wonderful; isn't it THE most fun ever?!!Please share finished pix w/us as you felt merrily along thru the new year!

girlgonethreadwild said...

this is glorious! I wish-swish-punch-drool I was playing right along with you Maggie! xo, Monica

Jackie (Tillie's Daughter) said...

Ooooooh, this is lovely, Maggie.
I just have to get time to play with my machine -- I've had it several months and still haven't really played with it at all. Your beautiful work is an incentive to get going and give it a try ---- maybe next week LOL.

Maggie R said...

Hey Jackie, You sound like me!! It took me ages to find the time now I find it hard to do something else!! hee hee I will be on the look out for your adventures with the embellisher. BTW I joined a couple of online groups and am learning lots, plus I got a couple of books which have lots in them.

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