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Thread: Treadling instructions for beginners

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    Treadling instructions for beginners


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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.
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    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.
    Lisa

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    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!

    Pat

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    When I get my Redeye back together, I will be ready for this. My Leader doesn't treadle easily enough.

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    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.
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    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.

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    Arthritis don't let me run my treadle machine too much. Beautiful machine though, Red Eye.
    My stash keeps me in stitches!

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    thanks for the article. I have bookmarked it. when I get my treadle part of my treadle working, I'll be ready for this.
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    BarbaraSue

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    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.

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