Thought I'd start off by telling you a little about myself. I started hand needle felting about five years ago. Couldn't afford at that time ,because they were still so new a Embellisher, to do needle felting by machine. I really enjoy NF (needle felting) by hand, you can gain a little more control, and more detail work. My first experience was while working in a sewing shop I had the chance to work with fiber artist Margo Duke, she was such an inspiration. If you havn't seen her work go to www.hermajestymargo.com to check it out. While helping her at an event sponsored by our store, I was able to do my fist NF project, it was very loose, delicate and I loved it! Of course it was done by machine, but I took it home, handworked it, and turned it into my first Clutch wallet. I still use it today on special occasions.
This is the front showing the flap.
This is the back, notice the pieces starting to come off, where I didn't felt it down tight enough.
And lastly with it opened so you can see the handsewn inside, the best part is that I had used a magnetic snap as a closure.That is what has probably saved it in use and care.
Anyway, I now own a second hand Embellisher but still NF by hand more often then not.
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