Monday, July 21, 2008

Using the machine embellisher

I have been spending the past few weeks playing with the machine embellisher and having some great fun. I know many of you have this machine and maybe have not had time to put it through its paces yet. Regulars to this blog will know that I have had the machine for about 3 years and use it regularly. I even managed to make a little video last month.. view here if you missed it

However I have been really enjoying an online course and thought I would share a couple of the pieces I have made. More about the course later.
(this is one of my lesson 1 samples -fibre on felt)
(lesson 1 - challenge)
(Ably assisted by Alfie of course!)

( and naturally--- had to purchase an extension table for the Babylock. Good investment IMHO)
(lesson 2- landscape challenge)

(lesson 3 - weaving challenge)

(lesson4 - knitting challenge)
I am still working on the final 2 lessons and having great fun. The inspiration for all this work has been provided by Dale in her online class. Have a look for yourself here.
I have also been enjoying Sara's short lessons on the embellisher... here. what has fascinated me is that Dale and Sara use the embellisher in quite different ways to me, so its rather like taking watercolour lessons from a number of different artists/teachers, absolute bliss.

1 comment:

verobirdie said...

Those pieces are beautiful! and you seem to have so much fun!