Show your (craft)work

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You are good, getting your machines serviced. I've only ever sent my overlocker away. :look: :lol:
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Thanks, Wendy 'n' Marth :) My machine was my granny's, I've done my best with cleaning it out and oiling it, but it's starting to get a bit miss-y and certainly hasn't been serviced in at least 30 years. Quite probably more like 40 or 50 - I don't remember Granny ever sewing or mentioning sewing in my life time.
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My machine is around 20 years old. I got it when a friend and I were making and selling things at Spitalfields market on East London when sb1 and her son were tiny babbies. Actually I think it's probably more like 23 years old. I haven't maintained it and it's pulling stitches etc.

It's so lovely having your grannies machine
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Mine was an 18th birthday present so it will be 34 years old next month! I don’t think I’ve ever serviced it but I do use it pretty rarely. It’s a Riccar, which is the brand of the machine my mother already had (and still uses) and which very few people have ever heard of.
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This is an XS adult cropped tank top. It’s a bit big for Sproglette but she wants to wear it anyway.
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Ooooh I like that, Wendy! I would wear it, if it wasn't cropped.
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Wendy. You are so prolific! I feel quite humbled by all you achieve. In everything!

Anyway, regarding your pants. Do you do them completely on the overlocker? My mum gave me her old Jenome one and my tutor reckons I should make something stretchy next completely on the the overlocker and she will help me. I lugged it home on the train.
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Yes, completely on the overlocker.
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wendy james wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:36 pm Yes, completely on the overlocker.
I will pick your brains shortly then :))

I've just bought some overlocker thread from Jaycotts.
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Crappy watercolour that I’ve just finished. I still haven’t got the grasp of decent watercolour technique, I end up reworking things and getting tide marks in the paint.

Best viewed from a distance. Quite a large one. Also annoyingly the paper surface came with it when I removed the masking tape that I’d used to stick it on my board.
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You're doing yourself down there, Hippy. I love the sky and the reflection in the glass.
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overthehill wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:55 pm You're doing yourself down there, Hippy. I love the sky and the reflection in the glass.
I was just about to saw the same. The reflection in the glass is really stunning
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I love that, Hippy
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