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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 clonks and squeaks and thuds in a very satisfying the touch of a button....


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 isn't my belongs to manchester Metro is Huge and has 80 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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