while teaching in canada i met 3 amazing ladies, all with these really cool handmade fabric journals. i had to know more and as i began asking questions, they told me about this "felting machine".
naturally thinking you used a felting machine with felt, i was immediately intrigued because clearly these journals were not made of felt.
they quickly told me you can run almost anything through it, felt, cotton fabrics, ribbons, lace, satin, yarn...my head i think exploded. oh the possibilities
after chatting for about 20 minutes i immediately knew i needed this machine. i ordered it online right then and there and it was delivered while i was in europe.
basically a sewing machine with no threading, just 5 barbed needles that magically punch holes through layers of fabrics onto a felt bottom layer (at least that is all i have tried thus far) forcing them to blend together to become one new texturally fantastic fabric.
can you feel the happiness exuding through my text????
muslin on felt is AWESOME!!!
look up close...
textured happy place!
OMG, look at the ribbon!
my head is swelling with ideas. holy fricken hell!
freaking out, not to mention it totally matches my studio!