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Sewing Machines / Re: Lidl sewing machine £69
« on: January 25, 2021, 12:59:13 PM »

Apologies if this is an obvious question, but are you using a zipper foot for the zips? If you try to use a normal foot the zip coil can stop the foot sitting level and in close contact with the fabric which in turn causes problems with the thread.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 24th January
« on: January 24, 2021, 11:03:43 AM »
It’s started snowing here too - glad that we don’t have to go anywhere today. I found some long remnants of jersey fabrics left over from skirt making that will make ideal scarves for wearing on Zoom meetings. I need to trim them to size but I may not need to hem them as my webcam resolution isn’t very high.

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(Sorry for the sideways photo, not sure what is going on there)

Vintage Machines / Re: Two-for-one bargain?
« on: January 23, 2021, 08:56:01 AM »
How lovely that you have the skills to replace the missing pieces and get the treadle working. I look forward to the next instalment about the green machine.
I wonder if treadling could be a new exercise for during lockdown?  :thinking:

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 23rd January
« on: January 23, 2021, 08:46:34 AM »
Snow here for us too. Today I need to make a shelf unit look presentable for a Zoom background - I think I’ll cover some cardboard boxes with fabric so they can be used to hid all the crap stuff.

In the wardrobe / Re: Inauguration coats
« on: January 21, 2021, 13:18:52 PM »
@datcat23 Jill Biden wore a cream coat for the inauguration concert. I can’t find many photos of it yet, but there are a few in this article.

In the wardrobe / Re: Inauguration coats
« on: January 21, 2021, 10:10:28 AM »
More on the coat is in this article - the sparkle is from Swarovski crystals, not the lurex thread present in some Linton Tweeds.

Interestingly, the original design sketch for the coat seems to show it buttoning left-over-right.

In the wardrobe / Re: Inauguration coats
« on: January 21, 2021, 09:54:43 AM »
In this article on Inauguration Day fashions, the women's coats seem to be mainly right-over-left, so it might not be due to geography.

I did wonder if Jill Biden's coat was made from Linton Tweed, but I guess that could be regarded as unpatriotic even though the designer is American.

In the wardrobe / Inauguration coats
« on: January 21, 2021, 09:30:59 AM »
Looking at photos of yesterday's inauguration I noticed that Jill Biden's coat buttoned right-over-left, but Kamala Harris' coat buttoned left-over-right.

[Photo from BBC News]

I was taught that women's clothing buttoned right-over-left and men's clothing buttoned left-over-right, but is this convention now changing?

Certainly - it is only a fat eighth but you should be able to get a few squares out of it. Send me your address and I’ll get it in the post to you.

Middle horizontal or middle vertical? Do you just want enough for one square of each or could you use multiples of the same?

Edit - just realised that middle refers to to Iminei’s photo.

These are the ones I have in my stash. The bottom row might be tending towards not so bright white, but it is difficult to tell under artificial light.

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I’ll have a look once the cat gets off my knee. Does it have to be bright white or would off white be OK?

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 10th January
« on: January 10, 2021, 10:54:46 AM »
Going home he was stopped by the police at Monmouth and asked why he was travelling.  ...  I will be carrying a copy of mum's discharge papers when I go back again.

Would any of us have predicted this time last year that the police would be stopping people and asking for their papers?

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