Archive for August, 2016

Apples

20160801_174748.jpgFor some reason I’ve had the idea that embroidering from a pattern is boring and unsatisfying. As it happens, I ‘d ran out of ideas and wanted something easy to do, so I thought I’d try this cute vintage pattern I’d found in a thrift shop, and bought mainly for the yarn.

Was I wrong! It’s really challenging, maninly because it’s so hard to keep track of the threads in the fabric, I keep making mistakes and taking up stitches. And it’s SLOW.

All my respect to those of you who do this a lot!

Have no idea how long this will take to finish.

Composition: Greta Hammarquist

Pot holders

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For my mother-in-law.

Robocop’s achilles heel

After opening up and fixing a number of sewing machines, I’ve learned that a very common “fault” is that the spool pin is broken, or not even broken,  it’s just come loose. This machine, found in a garbage room, was no exemption. And also the lamp was missing.

I had to open it completely, and really, plastic is not my favorite material. With older vintage machines there’s screws holding metal in place- this one had hooks holding the plastic shell together. However, once I’ve begun, I just can’t stop, and behold:20160719_222214.jpg

The naked machinemade me think of Robocop . Mighty as he may be, the next picture showsis the very tiny plastic part that made him useless.

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So now I’m sitting on two functioning machines.

(And two with parts missing)

 

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