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Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Upcycling

Don't you just love that word....upcycling....no, not what you do with a bike and a mountain, but something just a bit better than recycling. That's what I'm hoping to do in my quest to find a non-winter item for my shop and stall. So, in order to further the quest.....



I have bought myself a brand spanking new overlocker!



I've been doing some dressmaking at a local shop and they suggested that I have a look at this very marked down machine from Janome. A great deal is going at the moment on this and also an electronic machine. (Yes, I was sorely tempted, but.....) I went along and came home with the new machine.



Immediately, dearest, came out with a pair of pants that needed fixing......on the normal straight sewing machine. I did give him a quick lesson on the difference and I did fix his pants.



Because of Christmas they're not running their introductory class. Next year I'll learn all the intricacies of overlocking. So right now I'm just keeping it simple.

3 comments:

Textile Tragic said...

It looks a lot like mine, and I love it! Feel free to consult and good luck:)

leannewhatever said...

Overlockers are so much fun, and so fast. You are going to have a ball with it.

Leonie said...

Should have said, you could have borrowed mine for free. It only gets out of the cupboard once in a blue moon or so!! Congrats on the purchase though, they are very useful.