Friday, March 29, 2013

Work in progress

I'm working on a wall hanging for my living room.
The pattern is by Maaike Bakker. Most if not all of her designs are paper foundation piecing. I bought it several years ago at a craft show after seeing the finished version of it.
It was also available as a kit, including all fabrics in different shades of blue, but I wanted to use different colors. 

The Singer 127K proofs to be perfect for paper foundation piecing, because you're not sewing continuously. After all, every time after you've added another piece, you have to trim it, flip it and press.

With an electric machine, you'd leave it switched on obviously until you're done for the day. Which means I have to watch the cats while I'm not using the machine. Cats are just like small children. I admit, neither of them ever touched the foot pedal yet, but you never know.

The 127K is a vibrating shuttle machine, that takes long bobbins. I'm very pleased with how much I can sew before the bobbin thread runs out.

So, here's a photo of what I'm working on:

Canal row houses
Canal Row Houses


My temporary sewing room:
Sewing space

My regular sewing room is actually adjacent to this room.
When I moved here two years ago, I naturally chose the biggest room as a craft room. As it turns out, the light is not ideal in the bigger room, plus it's quite cold in winter.
And the view from the room I'm currently working in, is so much nicer. I live across a wood.

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