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Tutorials / Good online tutorials for free motion embroidery?
« on: August 06, 2017, 23:21:43 PM »
Any recommendations for online fme tutorials for someone with fairly basic machine sewing skills?

My DD who is very crafty (not so much for sewing usually) has a hankering… and one of my machines that lives with her.

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Publications / Good beginner's book on free motion embroidery?
« on: August 06, 2017, 23:13:17 PM »
My DD has said she'd like to learn fme (I think partly because I don't do it). Any books you'd recommend or other learning resources?

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Yes indeed. Even without a concession rate it's cheaper. Thank you.  :D

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The Cafe / Re: Any recommendations for BRUM
« on: August 03, 2017, 13:49:12 PM »
Birmingham Art Gallery is well worth a visit & an absolute must if you're a fan of the Pre-Raphaelites. The Jewellery Quarter is interesting too.

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That's great! We'll have 2 concessions (over 60) please if you can make the numbers up. When will I need to confirm which day we'd like (most likely Thursday)?

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I'm definitely going with DH, probably on Thursday so we can pace ourselves over the longer opening hours - not read anywhere that a day ticket doesn't include the late night too. I'm assuming to qualify for a group ticket one has to go as a group together at the same time which could be awkward for people here coming from different directions.

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Vintage Machines / Re: The Madness... 95K40
« on: August 02, 2017, 13:34:13 PM »
...and then another comes along.

If anyone is feeling envious of your beast, there's another for £15 on eBay. https://www.gumtree.com/p/hobbies-collectibles/singer-95k40-vintage-sewing-machine/1255416758 That motor!

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Vintage Machines / Re: I spy a vintage machine...on Instagram
« on: July 31, 2017, 02:59:51 AM »
Just noticed. Been admiring your work! Really love all your feature collars.   <3

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Vintage Machines / Re: I spy a vintage machine...on Instagram
« on: July 31, 2017, 02:06:44 AM »
Here's one that caught my eye although the style of the decals,  logo & name banner look a little incongruous. There are 6 pictures from different angles but not a lot of information about the machine.

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In the wardrobe / Re: Sway back adjustment
« on: July 30, 2017, 22:39:18 PM »
I've bookmarked those too. I already know the technique and have used them a few times for other people but not for the people I sew most for so it's useful to store them for the days when it's not working properly and I need to work out what's gone wrong. Thank you Hachi.  :D

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Vintage Machines / Re: I spy a vintage machine...on Instagram
« on: July 30, 2017, 21:54:07 PM »
Let me start off straight away by saying loudly, 'I'm no expert'  0_0 but I'd describe it as being primarily image based although links can be included in the post or comments. Posts can be public, private or limited to followers. You can search for other public posts based on the hashtags that posters enter so I've used things like #oldsingersewingmachines #vintagesewingmachines and the like.

You can use hashtags to search for other images and find other posts likely to be of interest. You can follow the associated accounts but with the new m&m account I'll only be looking for stuff related to vintage sewing machines and won't get all the cr*p that you're bombarded with on Facebook and can't hide until after the event.

I'm sure you can make Instagram more social than interest-focused based on how you set it up and use it as you are following posters rather than a 'friend' and they don't necessarily follow you back, or you them. I soon stopped accepting follower requests from my Facebook friends on my personal account as I wanted to use it for stuff unrelated to Facebook but I do follow sewing related posters (I follow them but they don't follow me). I'll be more on the lookout for fellow machine fanciers with mouseandmachine and happy for them to follow me too.

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Vintage Machines / Re: I spy a vintage machine...on Instagram
« on: July 30, 2017, 19:51:39 PM »
Well, I'm up and running with my vintage sewing machine account on Instagram called @mouseandmachine

Only 2 posts so far containing 12 images that you guys have probably seen before but it's a start & lots of other pics of lovely ones on there from just a brief perusal. It's not a forum though so just an extension not competition.

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I still have some pieces that I bought in Standfast & Barracks a few years ago and haven't yet decided on a project that befits their status but I'm planning to take a pattern from a favourite top of mine and would like to make that up in Tana Lawn. I half expect I may chicken out though and get some of the much cheaper Liberty clearance fabrics from Abakhan.  :[

Regardless, I shall enjoy the trip to Bicester and mooch around the shopping village with my friend.  :)

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Has anyone been to the Liberty pop-up shop in Bicester Village yet? It's there for 3 months over the summer.  The purple shed

I've just replaced my lost bus pass (great timing!) and it conveniently lies on the X5 Cambridge to Oxford route so I can add my petrol money to the budget.  :D Or I might just go for a drool as I'd like another trip to the London shop in October.

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The Cafe / Re: The joys of internet shopping
« on: July 27, 2017, 20:37:19 PM »
Perhaps it's a little like the famous dress that appeared different colours and did the rounds last year on social media in so far as different conditions can effect the perception of colours but it does look as though the blue colouration has simply bled into the background hue.

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