My Baby Lock Embellisher was delivered about a month ago, but until today, it's sat on my work table, challenging me to learn to use it. Today, now that I finished the article--okay, and overcame the cold feet I sometimes acquire in the presence of a new piece of technology--I broke out the instruction manual, plugged it in, and started.
|It looks like a sewing machine, and it has needles like a sewing machine, but it doesn't use thread|
|Instead, these special barbed needles push through layers of fiber and mesh them together|
|I can stop reproducing this image any time I want. I just don't want.|
|So, right now, I'm adding tiny squares of silk as leaves, and the barbed needles are meshing them right into the wool roving.|