Not Vintage but Futuristic

Old 02-05-2017, 01:21 PM
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"Machines" have come a long way! What a contrast to our beloved hand crank and treadle operations!

Thought this was very interesting even though it is the robot that has been developed.
This was published last Sept, 2016
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...t-of-business/
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Old 02-05-2017, 05:38 PM
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Fascinating - seems a little slow though. Those people who sew our commercial clothing really zip through. I love technology a lot but I love my vintage/antique sewing machines more. The end was really cool - that paper garment went into the hot water and came out fabric!!! As a quilter I like the feel of the fabric and hopefully the wonderful things fabrics make.
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It was fabric to begin with....just stiffened with chemicals, then rinsed.
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There are a few modern designs I find interesting, very minimalistic with a fun or unusual design. However, I don't think they are much more than the old straight stitchers, less infact ( when it comes to sturdiness and capability at least). People have arrived at these results from either a user point of view aimed to simplify, or a storage point of view. Some just look cool. I like the wood and materials used in this one, but I just don't see much of a room for making something like a simple straight stitcher when we still have plenty of the old ones around. (At least I rather clean one up for use once I discovered how capable they are and nice to sew on).
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Very interesting. Thanks for posting.

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. . . but where is the fun in that? I like making my own machine run - even if I do get bird nests or crooked seams or whatever. That is really sewing, to me.
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