Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Sewing Machine Love

A little while back my trusty Lemair sewing machine, circa 1970-something (thanks, Mum!) stopped working. Just like that. I was in the middle of sewing a Mirabel heart for Mikes and it conked out. Thankfully, I had heard of Barry and his amazing Barry's Sewing Centre (or should I say "sewing machine man", as he seems to be known on the interwebs) and I knew that things would probably be OK. Barry is a gem - he sat with the machine and looked at it and had it fixed in five minutes - amazing!

Anyway, another reason to love Barry is for his amazing collection of sewing machines. OK, some of them aren't his - they're machines he's repairing - but they're all there on display, and I couldn't stop staring 'cause they looked so good. And reminded me of another reason why I wanted my lovely old relic to be repaired - new machines generally just don't look as good as these babies.

More/bigger snaps on Flickr.

1 comment:

  1. My mum's got a olive green elna exactly like the pic on the top right. she found it on e-bay. It started my dad's obsession with vintage sewing machines - i think he's upto 15 now. mainly the old singers with pedals...He keeps telling me what a great ibvestment they are and they'll all be mine one day! I'll have to build an extra room in my house for them all.
    sorry about the rant, Cheers Miss Cinti


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