Look what we found this week, a hand cranked Singer Sewing Machine.
This machine is in such good condition it has really been looked after well, the smooth wooden case is gleaming and invites a stroke.
Sue has been experimenting with a retro form of machine embroidery using the Singer. The hand crank means that each individual stitch can be precisely controlled in terms of direction and speed. The machine also makes a very relaxed tickety clink style noise which seems much less frantic and more appealing than a modern version.
Here is a small snap of some of Sue’s machine embroidery, the wavy stitches dead centre have been produced using the Singer machine. Don’t they sit nicely amongst the more contemporary machine embroidery?
Sue Barnes designs and delivers our stitch and textile based courses here at Shore Cottage Studio. If you like what you have seen here then why not look at our Explore, Design, Stitch course?