Friday, 30 December 2011

Embellisher fun!

An embellished felt cuff.
An embellished heart.
An embellished crochet purse.

Just before Christmas I bought an embellisher. I was so impressed  by what my friend Alison was creating with her embellisher - an Alfa 3000 costing £199 - that I wanted to have a go myself. I have wanted one for some years but I have never seen them at that price before. There are still models out there costing £400, even £700 available but £199 was do-able.

Yesterday I had great fun in the shop trying it out for the first time. It is addictive. Now I want to try out all kinds of different materials to see the range of effects you can get. I'm thinking big - cushions; jackets; scarves.Although realistically purses are more quickly achievable! Felt seems to be the best base material. So I need to make more large pieces of felt to embellish into.

If you want to see examples of Alison's work on the embellisher check out her blog also in the margin on the right as 'colour queen'!
I'm off to make felt!

1 comment:

Fibre frenzi said...

So glad you're addicted to the're right, it IS addictive and I have to be strong willed to put it away. It's so easy and quick isn't it? Have fun x