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Thanks Shari. My first sewing experience was on a treadle some 60 years ago. I am currently fixing and grooming 3 treadle machines. I do hope that treadling is like riding a bicycle, something you don't forget.
This is very much how I learned last year. I have not treadled for a couple of weeks and I find I get rusty but after a few starts and stops it comes very easily. I do get frustrated with breaking the thread when I screw up and it goes backwards a bit.
Thanks so much for that link. If I ever am lucky enough to find a treadle I want, (and can make room for), I will be all set!
When I get my Redeye back together, I will be ready for this. My Leader doesn't treadle easily enough.
I find it very hard to treadle - I have an old ankle injury on one foot and another old injury (dropped the stove) on the other. I prefer to hand crank. A couple weeks ago, I sewed 3 hats and folded the seams one handed on a hand crank. What ever machine you use takes practice - even the electric...
NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
What a delightful read! Thanks for posting. I do not have a treadle or even want one, but this tute made me laugh out loud.
Arthritis don't let me run my treadle machine too much. Beautiful machine though, Red Eye.
My stash keeps me in stitches!
thanks for the article. I have bookmarked it. when I get my treadle part of my treadle working, I'll be ready for this.
To make lots of quilts, is to have lots of scraps, and I do, and I do.
Thanks for the site Shari. If I ever get the bobbin plate on 'Grandma Alice' I've got instructions on how to sew with her.