i have been noodling around playing with my new toy - the embellisher. i have thought about getting one of these for years but was never sure if they were worth the $500. so many machine needlefelted pieces looked the same and seemed to look like a muddle rather than a designed piece.
but one turned up on ebay and i ended up getting it for half the price of a new one. and i think i was right - you get some interesting effects, it's fun and quick but i don't think it's worth $500. i don't like the holes left by the needles, so for me it will be a good machine to make backgrounds but not finished pieces.
this is 'wound' in progress - linen covered with silk fibres and muslin, needlefelted then machine and handstitched.