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  • Susan
    I guess I should write up a PDF on necklines as well then! As for your sewing machine problem, you might want to get a service tech to look at your treadle.
    Message 1 of 20 , Nov 1, 2012
      I guess I should write up a PDF on necklines as well then!

      As for your sewing machine problem, you might want to get a service tech to look at your treadle. Sometimes they get junked up, and basically become binary, instead of having the usual, expected range of speeds as a function of foot pressure.

      Enjoy!
      Albreda, who has the lovely plate she bought at auction that D'vorah made on my counter to pack up with my best china!



      On Oct 26, 2012, at 5:25 PM, D'vorah bint Da'ud <dvorah@...> wrote:

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      > On 26 Oct 2012, at 2:15 PM, Susan wrote:
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      > > My own approach to this situation, albeit is lightly higher up the sewing-skills ladder, has been to teach classes on hand sewing and constructing keyhole necklines. One doesn't need a sewing machine, just needle and thread, and necklines seem to be the bane of most new seamstresses and tailors existences, so breaking down that barrier makes the *rest* of garment construction so much more accessible.
      >
      > I'd love to figure out how to hand-sew a neckline. I'm bad at straight lines with my machine, because it goes either not at all or FEROCIOUSLY FAST, and I just need it to slow down. It goes zero to 60 mph without any stops along the way for 15 or 20 mph.
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    • D'vorah bint Da'ud
      ... I bought my machine brand new, and have used it less than half a dozen times, if that. It s not junked up. It started out that way. I press slowly, slowly,
      Message 2 of 20 , Nov 1, 2012
        On 1 Nov 2012, at 4:55 AM, Susan wrote:

        > As for your sewing machine problem, you might want to get a service tech to look at your treadle. Sometimes they get junked up, and basically become binary, instead of having the usual, expected range of speeds as a function of foot pressure.

        I bought my machine brand new, and have used it less than half a dozen times, if that. It's not junked up. It started out that way. I press slowly, slowly, slowly, until it starts moving, then I wiggle one toe and suddenly it's in another county.
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        D'vorah bint Da'ud
        Egg to Meister Albrecht Waldfurster, OP
        (Why "Egg?" Because it's even smaller than the smallest non-fledged Pelican)
        Gyldenholt, Caid (Orange, CA)
        dvorah@...
        http://www.consensualreality.net/sca
        Twitter: @DvorahSCA
        Facebook: D'vorah bint Da'ud

        If you have a parrot, and don't teach it to say "Help, they've trapped me in the body of a parrot!" you are wasting everyone's time.
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      • Nest verch Tangwistel
        I am sure you have looked for this, adn I am not trying to be insulting, but this came as a revalation to me in my latest machine. Some new machines have
        Message 3 of 20 , Nov 2, 2012
          I am sure you have looked for this, adn I am not trying to be insulting, but this came as a revalation to me in my latest machine. Some new machines have settings which can be used to lower the maximum speed at which it can operate. Look at your instruction book, and see if your has one. Then you could set it at a slower speed.


          Nest


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          From: D'vorah bint Da'ud <dvorah@...>
          To: AandS50ChallengeCommunity@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Thursday, November 1, 2012 4:37 PM
          Subject: Re: [AandS50ChallengeCommunity] I'm new!


          On 1 Nov 2012, at 4:55 AM, Susan wrote:

          > As for your sewing machine problem, you might want to get a service tech to look at your treadle. Sometimes they get junked up, and basically become binary, instead of having the usual, expected range of speeds as a function of foot pressure.

          I bought my machine brand new, and have used it less than half a dozen times, if that. It's not junked up. It started out that way. I press slowly, slowly, slowly, until it starts moving, then I wiggle one toe and suddenly it's in another county.
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          D'vorah bint Da'ud
          Egg to Meister Albrecht Waldfurster, OP
          (Why "Egg?" Because it's even smaller than the smallest non-fledged Pelican)
          Gyldenholt, Caid (Orange, CA)
          dvorah@...
          http://www.consensualreality.net/sca
          Twitter: @DvorahSCA
          Facebook: D'vorah bint Da'ud

          If you have a parrot, and don't teach it to say "Help, they've trapped me in the body of a parrot!" you are wasting everyone's time.
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        • D'vorah bint Da'ud
          ... …No, I didn t know that, and I didn t know to look for it. As I mentioned, I ve used that machine less than half a dozen times. That s all I ve ever used
          Message 4 of 20 , Nov 2, 2012
            On 2 Nov 2012, at 9:59 AM, Nest verch Tangwistel wrote:

            > I am sure you have looked for this, adn I am not trying to be insulting, but this came as a revalation to me in my latest machine. Some new machines have settings which can be used to lower the maximum speed at which it can operate. Look at your instruction book, and see if your has one. Then you could set it at a slower speed.
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            > Nest

            …No, I didn't know that, and I didn't know to look for it. As I mentioned, I've used that machine less than half a dozen times. That's all I've ever used a machine (or any other kind of sewing except emergency button repair). Okay, when I get to that box and unpack it, I'll look for that. Thank you!
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            D'vorah bint Da'ud
            Egg to Meister Albrecht Waldfurster, OP
            (Why "Egg?" Because it's even smaller than the smallest non-fledged Pelican)
            Gyldenholt, Caid (Orange, CA)
            dvorah@...
            http://www.consensualreality.net/sca
            Twitter: @DvorahSCA
            Facebook: D'vorah bint Da'ud

            If you have a parrot, and don't teach it to say "Help, they've trapped me in the body of a parrot!" you are wasting everyone's time.
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          • J.H. Grace
            If you know the make and model, you can probably find the instruction manual online. On 2 November 2012 13:00, D vorah bint Da ud ... -- They told me to get a
            Message 5 of 20 , Nov 2, 2012
              If you know the make and model, you can probably find the instruction
              manual online.


              On 2 November 2012 13:00, D'vorah bint Da'ud
              <dvorah@...>wrote:

              >
              > On 2 Nov 2012, at 9:59 AM, Nest verch Tangwistel wrote:
              >
              > > I am sure you have looked for this, adn I am not trying to be insulting,
              > but this came as a revalation to me in my latest machine. Some new machines
              > have settings which can be used to lower the maximum speed at which it can
              > operate. Look at your instruction book, and see if your has one. Then you
              > could set it at a slower speed.
              > >
              > >
              > > Nest
              >
              > �No, I didn't know that, and I didn't know to look for it. As I mentioned,
              > I've used that machine less than half a dozen times. That's all I've ever
              > used a machine (or any other kind of sewing except emergency button
              > repair). Okay, when I get to that box and unpack it, I'll look for that.
              > Thank you!
              >
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              > D'vorah bint Da'ud
              > Egg to Meister Albrecht Waldfurster, OP
              > (Why "Egg?" Because it's even smaller than the smallest non-fledged
              > Pelican)
              > Gyldenholt, Caid (Orange, CA)
              > dvorah@...
              > http://www.consensualreality.net/sca
              > Twitter: @DvorahSCA
              > Facebook: D'vorah bint Da'ud
              >
              > If you have a parrot, and don't teach it to say "Help, they've trapped me
              > in the body of a parrot!" you are wasting everyone's time.
              >
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            • blaidddwrg
              i use a simple running stitch and load the needle with seven or eight stitches, a fitted thimble is critical, and then pull the thread through being careful
              Message 6 of 20 , Nov 6, 2012
                i use a simple running stitch and load the needle with seven or eight stitches, a fitted thimble is critical, and then pull the thread through being careful not to pucker the fabric. i do one back stitch before i begin loading the needle again. this is a technique that transfered over from hand quilting. it works well, goes at a manageable pace and looks pretty good although my grandmother would shake her head and probably make me do it over.
                may i suggest practicing on small garments for the smalls in your general vicinity. it's great practice, doesn't cost an arm and a leg and they wind up looking so damned cute.
                moira nic connell the strongbow
                by the way, thimbles will be in the notions section of your fabric store and the needlework section of craft stores. you want the kind with a lip around the top so the eye of the needle doesn't slide off into your knuckle. when you find one that fits, get the sizes on either side smaller and larger. if you are like me, my finger shrinks and swells with temperature and humidity.
                moira

                --- In AandS50ChallengeCommunity@yahoogroups.com, D'vorah bint Da'ud <dvorah@...> wrote:
                >
                >
                > On 26 Oct 2012, at 2:15 PM, Susan wrote:
                >
                > > My own approach to this situation, albeit is lightly higher up the sewing-skills ladder, has been to teach classes on hand sewing and constructing keyhole necklines. One doesn't need a sewing machine, just needle and thread, and necklines seem to be the bane of most new seamstresses and tailors existences, so breaking down that barrier makes the *rest* of garment construction so much more accessible.
                >
                > I'd love to figure out how to hand-sew a neckline. I'm bad at straight lines with my machine, because it goes either not at all or FEROCIOUSLY FAST, and I just need it to slow down. It goes zero to 60 mph without any stops along the way for 15 or 20 mph.
                > -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
                > D'vorah bint Da'ud
                > Egg to Meister Albrecht Waldfurster, OP
                > (Why "Egg?" Because it's even smaller than the smallest non-fledged Pelican)
                > Gyldenholt, Caid (Orange, CA)
                > dvorah@...
                > http://www.consensualreality.net/sca
                > Twitter: @DvorahSCA
                > Facebook: D'vorah bint Da'ud
                >
                > If you have a parrot, and don't teach it to say "Help, they've trapped me in the body of a parrot!" you are wasting everyone's time.
                > -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
                >
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