Two bits of luckiness (?) this weekend.
Firstly, I won the lottery - well £10, but even that's better than a kick up the bum. :)
And secondly, I have been given this on 'permanent loan'. Isn't she a beast?Its an industrial twin needle machine which has been used for sewing air bags (safety mattresses) used on building sites.
It will sew through virtually any really heavy material. I could even sew my own marquis now. *LOL*
I shall have fun with this - once its been cleaned and oiled and converted to a single needle machine. It's staying in the garage for the time being though as it needs two strong men to lift it and I doubt if the floor in my workroom could take it.
I was fiddling around with this today: It's Lutradur with three different treatments followed by FME. Something different for me again. Spunart have recently bought out a new Lutradur weight - Heavyweight XL. Lots of possibilities with this, well worth playing with.
And I bet you can't guess what this is? Obviously, its been through the pleating machine, but I think you may be hard put to tell what the fabric is.
I'm meeting Pearl tomorrow, all the way from Oz. She's a friend of Doreens, they live close by. Pearl is staying with her Aunt in Colchester and we originally planned to meet up as she wanted a signed copy of the book - or maybe she just wanted to save on postage. *LOL*
And speaking of the book, I have just seen the draft of the final section - it's brilliant. You're going to love some of the techniques you see in there.