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.

My Sunday Shot 17

glochidia
ISO 100 | f 5.7 | 1/400
lens 50-250mm 

Comments

  1. this is superb stella. i love it. prickly pear? they have ripped out most of it along the highways here. there used to be heaps.

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    1. Well spotted! You're so good with your plant and animal knowledge. It's everywhere over here still. I wouldn't like to have the job of ripping it out. I wonder if they had to burn them after ripping them out to stop them from growing?

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  2. I actually looked up "purfyelle" in the dictionary--I guess I will have to tool around your blog a bit more to figure out what it means. Love the cactus, BTW.

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    1. Purfylle means 'to embellish' and used to be used in a myriad of ways to describe everything from embellishment such as embroidery to decorative architectural features. The spelling has changed a lot over time and today is mostly commonly spelt purfil and is used to describe the pretty scroll work on violins. The spelling with a y and double l is rather old fashioned. You can find out more on the Purfylle about page :o) I'm so excited you were curious!

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  3. Prickly pear! I made myself so ill on these as a teen touring in Africa, bad memories!

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    1. Oh dear! You must have enjoyed them at first.

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  4. Lovely photo. I have never heard of prickly pear

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    1. They're part of the opuntia family which is the cactus for growing the cochineal insect.

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  5. Amazing detail, I love the contrast in colours

    Thank you for linking up

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  6. Pretty. Nicely shot macro of a prickly pear!
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/flying-high.html

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  7. Cool. Are they flowers or berries.

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    1. They're a fruit about the size of a small plum

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    1. If you're brave enough to get past all the nasty glochids in the skin they are very nice to eat.

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  9. Lovely color highlighted by that good weather =)

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  10. These are really tasty and consistency of a fir kiwi.

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    1. I've only eaten dragon fruit before, the glochids on these are just too intimidating. I'm sure there's a trick to it.

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  11. Great photo. I,too, looked up the definition of your title.... happy that you explained it to Brooke. Enjoy your day!

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    1. I'm on a mission to bring purfylle back into common use!

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