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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Schiffli Machine


strange metal objects - 69
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal.
A HUGE multi needle sewing machine that I have am lucky to be able to try this Wednesday.
It has just over 80 needles that stitch at the same time..
I had a test run recently and using it feels like driving a huge steam engine..it clonks and squeaks and thuds in a very satisfying way..at the touch of a button....

4 Comments:

Blogger frips said...

hi hazel, what a strange machine you've got there and what is it for? just to sew designs(do you have different patterns?) or can you also take it for a drive? must be difficult following all the threads and keep them from breaking what will you sew? a scarf???

24 May, 2005  
Blogger michael said...

hazel said
Hi frips..it isn't my machine..it belongs to manchester Metro university..it is Huge and has 80 needles..so good for repeat patterns.
any pattern you like..
Getting to have a go on it tomorrow so I will know more then.

24 May, 2005  
Blogger frips said...

hi hazel, did you have a go at it?? what happened?

23 June, 2005  
Blogger michael said...

hazel said
I did have a go and it was like driving a steam engine.
Managed to sew the shape I wanted..

04 July, 2005  

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