Ruffler Foot Made Sew Easy It's Hands Free!

If you've ever used a ruffler foot you will know you need to guide your fabric carefully.

I've been making a Victorian Gown. That means lots of ruffley goodness. I have about 150 meters of ribbon I'm using on this project most of which I've been pleating using my sewing machines ruffler foot. 
Carefully guiding that much yardage through would drive me insane!

I needed a way to make it easy and fast without needing a lot of concentration.

I needed to automate guiding that ribbon through.

It's so easy and simple and effective I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier.

Black Cocky


http://www.purfylle.com/2015/01/my-sunday-shot-11.html

ISO 200 | f 5.6 | 1/2000
lens 50-250mm | focal length 240mm

Comments

  1. what a wonderful shot! a red-tailed black cockatoo? gorgeous; so lovely to see it in fllight.

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    1. They woke me up this morning. I thought I had missed every shot and was so thrilled to find I had a usable one. I think this is a female.

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  2. That's an absolutely stunning photo. I'm impressed that Sherry knew what it was!

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    1. Thanks :o) Sherry seems to know her parrots! However if you live down under (and I think she does) you're probably familiar with these lovelies.

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  3. WOW!! What a fantastic shot! So glad you got one :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Steph. They only visit our area for a short while each year, and I always try and get a shot of them. They are loosing habitat hand over fist and being such a big bird it makes it hard for them to adapt to urban areas as their food sources just aren't available. I guess what I'm getting at is that I am enjoying them now because they may not be here in the near future.

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  4. Thats a fabulous shot - is it a parrot?

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    1. It sure is Kara, the red-tail black cockatoo are one of the larger parrot species and they are native to Australia.

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  5. Amazing, what I want to know is how do you have time to set that up in manual and take the photo before he has flown away?

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    1. I don't use manual. For this shot I had it set to TV (time value) which gives shutter speed priority. Everything else is automatic and I retrieve the rest of the information from the photo on the computer. To get the shot I just click like crazy and hope the focus is about right when they fly in front of the lens - I have no idea how else you can get a bif (bird in flight) shot. So it's mostly luck.
      I used a tree to set the focal distance at about the right distance.

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  6. Incredible shot! I am in awe of how you've captured the moment perfectly

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  7. Wow this is so perfect! Amazing shot! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I wish it were perfect, something to strive for.

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  8. Woweeee great shot! #MySundayPhoto

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  9. wow! what an incredible shot :)

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    1. Hahaha, 'incredible' is what I said when one of them worked out. I was so sure all of them were just blury smudges against the sky.

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  10. What a brilliant photo and a funny looking bird!

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    1. They are funny looking aren't they? I'm so used to them now but the first time I saw them I was mesmerised.

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  11. Incredible photo, crystal clear while flying

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Thanks Darren, but I must admit to needing to apply a little bit of sharpen on this shot.

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  12. Great shot. What kind of bird is it?

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    1. Hi Gemma, It's a female red tail black cockatoo (although it could be a juvenile male, it's hard to tell) The boys have bright red panes in their tales.

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  13. My favourite so far this week - so well captured and different

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    1. Your favourite? Thanks so much! (and I love that I am not the only person to spell favourite with a 'u').

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  14. Amazing image! I wish I knew what all the techy stuff meant. I really must do a photography course

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    1. Thanks. A lot of people have found post really helpful for understanding the techy stuff.

      http://purfylle.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/where-to-start-with-dslr-camera.html

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  15. What am amazing capture and a beautiful bird #MySundayPhoto

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