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Fab Felter

Tiamatorin | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Hello,

I’m a veteran sewer, and am thinking about purchasing a new kind of machine called the Fab Felter on sale at Joann’s.

http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?review=all&CATID=cat3414&PRODID=xprd140261
(It’ll probably say your session has expired, just search fab felter at the top)

I’m very excited about the _idea_ of it, but… is it worth it? Does anyone else have this machine, know someone who has this machine, has anyone seen more reviews of this machine? It’s not exactly cheap, and while I love sewing and have recently begun to love wet felting, I am a student, and therefore poor.

Thanks!

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  1. starzoe | | #1

    That is pretty pricey! Do you know about needle felting?
    http://allbuttonedup.wordpress.com/2006/12/02/needle-felting-a-tutorial/
    There are a lot more sites on Google you might want to look into.

  2. suesew | | #2

    I, too, always felt they were pretty pricey machines for only being able to do one kind of embellishment. This fad too shall pass. In the meantime is is possible to do the same things with homemade tools.

  3. Palady | | #3

    I can appreciate your interest in the Fab Felter.  I was prepared to go forth with a purchase until another cost for a more necessary need took priority.  My "desire" continues to reign.

    If it's of value in your thinking, you might read the page that opens at the following URL.

    http://www.tryourdesigns.com/Felting_machines.htm

    Even after my reading this, the "itch" is at hand.  Budget holds forth however.

    While talking with the dealer as I was this-close-to-buying, it was suggested I include several extra needles.  His recommendation came from his customers having broken needles in the learning curve.  The shop is very reputable (Neverette's - Nashua, NH) so I fully appreciate the worthiness of the comment.

    Me

     

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