Saturday, April 22, 2006

Will I or wont I?

">LinkFrom someone who works in a sewing machine store:
"I just read your comment about men helping their wives buy sewing machines. I work at a store that sells sewing machines and one day a woman came to shop for a new machine. While I was showing her our top-of-the-line embroidery machine, she decided to buy it for her husband for his birthday. The reason? He had bought her a fishing pole for her birthday and an outboard motor for their anniversary. Sounds fair to me."

Well,my DH said "If you want it,if you'll use it.....get it!"

So today I've been attempting to research needle punching/felting machines ....
I've seen the Babylock embellisher
and the Berninas that a $300 punch needle adaptor fits(I'm happy with my 17 y.o. Janome,thank you)
I've tried to find if Pierrot machines are available in Australia.....the Links wont work! Grrrr.
Then there's the little machine at Feltcraft

Is there anybody" out there" who can give advice from experience?


Jane said...

Hmm, I'm rather intrigued by that little needle felting machine. I didn't know about these things, but it looks like a fun way to make felt.

Erica said...

Hi Maureen, thanks for coming to visit my blog, I'm interested in the needlefelt too, but I have a Pfaff and am waiting til they hop on the bandwagon.
I found a site selling the Pierrot machine in Victoria at
is that the one you tried?
you know you can use them with all sorts of material, like organza, not just for wool felting

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Hi Maureen. You really should try an embellisher before you shell out the money. I love mine, and am enjoying experimenting with it. Piece of advice given to me about putting an attachment on your Bernina or any other machine creates a lot of fluff underneath in the bobbin area, that the ordinary sewing machines are not designed for. I am working with my embellisher at the moment, check out my blog for some ideas. Good luck. Maggie H