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Thread: Sewing in Ethiopia

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    Junior Member cindyw's Avatar
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    I was in Ethiopia the last couple of weeks and I snapped a photo of a couple of guys and their sewing machines. I thought of you guys and your treadle machines when I saw these and knew I'd have to post the pics.
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    Wow! Thats something.

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    These are nice pics. What are these men sewing on these treadles? Thanks for sharing.

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    Bless their hearts.

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    Goes to show you how versatile these beauties are....

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    What a great picture, love the subject and the color. Just got my treadle cleaned and found out it is 1909. Still in great shape.

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    My husband is from North Africa, and men sew, as tailors and home decorators. Folks who have laptops, iPhones, and fancy appliances still use treadles. Singer, Pfaff, and Juki are the respected brands there. Next time I go, I plan to take a modern Pfaff that can be converted to a treadle. I'm asking my hubby to make the electrical in the house we are building safe for my modern machines.

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    That is really something

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    Wonderful....thank you for sharing with us.

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    thanks for sharing those pics.

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    Those pictures are GREAT! The colors are superb. I especially love the CocaCola sign. Coke is everywhere, isn't it!!

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    How interesting. Is sewing an occupation that only men are allowed to pursue in Ethiopia? Wonderful photos!

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    Sorry!

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    beautiful photos, thanks

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    I like how the goat is the "inspector" in the second photo! Thanks for posting.

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    I am seeing something else. As poor as they are, they are happy. Lets count our blessing. Thank you for these pictures.

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    Brings home the fact that we need to be more thankful for all that we have and not complain about what we don't have dosen't it!

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    These pictures are really something...impressive...thank you for sharing...

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    how neat thanks for sharing

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    Picture #2 would make a wonderful quilt. Thank you for sharing your pictures.

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    And we complain when we can't have everything we want. I guess we are very blessed. I love to see pictures like that. Very colorful.

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    What a great thing to know and love their sewing machines. Wowsers.

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    How do they keep the fabric clean??

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    That looks familiar -- spent a couple of years in Cameroon and there was similar scenes there.

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    Thanks for sharing

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