Mastering the art of sewing…


Everyone who helps us at White Cloud has to be able to pitch in a do a variety of jobs, if needs be, and Laura has turned her already skilful hand, to making some beautiful wool bed runners for us.  Edged in lovely cream blanket stitch, these will soon be available in soft apple green, light caramel, sky blue and camel brown.  Providing Laura can find the time, we are expecting these to be finished and available by early November.  Learning to grapple with two rather specialist sewing machines is no mean feat; one is a 3 thread edging Singer sewing machine c.1950 and found on Ebay, the other is a wonderful blanket stitch machine which, by incredible good luck, came from a company local to us in Ledbury and has proved to be worth its weight in gold.  Unusually, this particular machine is able to blanket stitch on both sides, whereas most modern machines do one side zig-zag, the other blanket stitch….

 

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