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Hello from the wilds of Kent

Sewcycle

Hello from the wilds of Kent
« on: March 12, 2018, 18:50:39 PM »
Hi I'm Sewcycle from Kent. I'm interested mainly in garment sewing for myself. I really like Katherine and Marcy Tilton designs, but try to make things that are practical too, for my shorter than average self. I have done some quilting, and really a bit of most crafts. Hello to everyone  :)
'Is there a life before breakfast' 🥐

maliw

Re: Hello from the wilds of Kent
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 19:18:34 PM »
Hello and welcome to the forum, love your avatar even though I'm not 'into' vintage machines. 0_0
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Hello from the wilds of Kent
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 19:25:29 PM »
Hello and welcome from me - I have a few vintage Vulcan machines too  :)

UttaRetch

Re: Hello from the wilds of Kent
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 19:53:28 PM »
Hello and welcome from a selfish garment maker - that other stuff just doesn't interest me.  0_0
What goes around comes around.

Pearl

Re: Hello from the wilds of Kent
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 19:55:32 PM »
 Hi Sewcycle. Welcome.   :drink: :cake:

Sewingsue

Re: Hello from the wilds of Kent
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 19:56:48 PM »
Welcome Sewcycle
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

Roger

Re: Hello from the wilds of Kent
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 20:21:06 PM »
Hi SewCycle,
love your vulcan - i aspire to have one of the Singer 40ks theyre so cute and look just like a 60s slant o matic :)

hope you enjoy the forum - grab a  :drink: and have a rummage!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Francesca

Re: Hello from the wilds of Kent
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 20:27:38 PM »
Hello there and welcome! Whereabouts are you from? I am Tonbridge born and bred (though I now live in Surrey, but with hopes to move to Sevenoaks in the next few years) and I went to university in Canterbury. We have quite a few Kentish members (Deal, Tunbridge Wells, Hoo Peninsula I think that covers it...)

Surest1tch

Re: Hello from the wilds of Kent
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 20:50:04 PM »
Hello and welcome to the club from me too  :drink:

Lollipop

Re: Hello from the wilds of Kent
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 21:19:32 PM »
Hello Sewcycle and welcome to the forum.  :D
Was Sewnanny

Nevis5

Re: Hello from the wilds of Kent
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 21:20:10 PM »
Welcome!  :toast:

BrendaP

Re: Hello from the wilds of Kent
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 23:40:53 PM »
Welcome to the Sewing Place.

I'm from North Kent.  The Hoo peninsula is one of the wilder/less urban parts of Kent although if the developers get their way.....
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Kenora

Re: Hello from the wilds of Kent
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 23:45:51 PM »
Hello Sewcycle - lovely to see you on here. I'm originally from North Kent, although I've lived in Cornwall for almost 40 years. I still get homesick occasionally. :(
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

Marniesews

Re: Hello from the wilds of Kent
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2018, 01:32:04 AM »
Hi there Sewcycle and welcome from me too.

We always try to fit in one trip to Kent to visit some of those lovely gardens. This year we managed two with a day trip to Rochester in November to pick up a Bernina 1130 with a spot of Christmas shopping at Bluewater where I wanted to rescue all those poor sewing machines bolted down in the window display!  -<

Aka Jacky F in a former life...

Sewcycle

Re: Hello from the wilds of Kent
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2018, 09:59:02 AM »
Thanks to everyone for the lovely welcome. I've lived in Kent now for 40 years, so practically a native. It's nice to know there are fellow sewers around. The Vulcan sewing machine is the first one for me! I've still got it somewhere, though recently packed it away to protect it and have now forgetfully lost it. Still it will turn up again. My real desire in sewing machines is that amazing Singer Rocketeer. It looks so wonderful! I too am mainly into selfish sewing and frequently join the MAGAM challenges on Instagram run by the lovely Sarah Liz. Happy sewing everyone  :toast:
'Is there a life before breakfast' 🥐