Monday, December 04, 2006

Janome Xpression




To keep Emmy of the Embellisher group on Flickr happy,I've posted four different views of my Janome Xpression.....a needle punching/embellishing machine.

The first view is of how 'she' looks..a lightweight compact machine.
Lightweight because it doesn't have the bobbin and shuttle and thread carrying components of standard sewing machines.
No thread is used for stitching at all-----the barbed needles meld(?) punch fibres into a base fabric, meshing all layers together.

This machine comes with a five needle configuration and a single needle (and spares)
I like the fact that there is a movable needle guard to protect your fingers.........although I'm sure if you didnt watch out you could still punch a finger.

The second view shows the guard raised for a better view of the needle.

Picture three is the guard in position for embellishing.

Picture four:I've removed the free-arm and opened the front of the machine: that little "compartment is where any fluff or lint from the action up top hides out until you clean the machine..........guess who didnt clean the machine after her last effort.

Oh I forgot to mention:the toolkit and spare needles slot into that free-arm

Now as regular readers of this blog know,I've only had the Xpression for a very short time;
I'm an absolute novice at this and am learning as I go,with help from online friends.
What made me buy a Janome?
Well it's the fourth Janome I've bought.........does that say anything?
The price...........a lot less than other make(s) on the market.............I could not justify to myself the purchase of a Babylock......after all,I'm not a person who sells her work, so I couldn't defray the cost that way----

I'm happy with what I have at this point in time. Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Calidore said...

Ohh I wondered what the new machine looked like - very impressive.

Congrats on the cakes etc. Want to come bake some for me now....grin.

Ohh being doing postcards as well - so far so good - until I trimmed down the wrong card...groan....way to much. Ahh well - I do like yours though. Such inspiration.

emmyschoonbeek said...

Thank you so muts maureen for sharing the baby lock and the Janome are muts alike the baby lock hase 7 needles they are all removeble one by one but I think that is the only diverents.. wel one thing the price!!!!!!!!

Micki said...

Thanks for sharing the information on the Xpression. I have been wondering about it. I currently have a Janome embroidery machine.

Ribbonwiz said...

Thank you Maureen for these pics,
I wondered what the machine looked like and what it did.
Can almost smell the cakes from here...Yum !.