Almost two years ago I got to take a two day workshop with Beaney and Littlejohn. It was a great workshop. We worked with needle felting machines for part of the workshop. I enjoyed learning how to use one but thought I could live without owning one. However, I did purchase a hand held needle felter. I quite enjoyed working with it and have produced some nice work with it. When I saw the Janome felter at an auction I thought what the heck if I can get it cheap enough I'll buy it. Well, I got it and am really enjoying it. It works so much faster than doing it by hand. The piece above I felted and then free motion quilted. That\s a lot of machining for a girl that prefers handwork! I love the texture that was achieved by felting and quilting. I don't think I could have achieved this look with handwork. I may use this a background for some beading for the bead journal project.