Friday, July 21, 2017

201 Restoration

Hello there, dear readers.  I always mean to blog more frequently.  Then I don't.  Did you miss me, lol?


About a year ago I met lovely Stevi and her adorable daughter.  Stevi found my blog online and discovered that we live nearby, so she contacted me.  We did some sewing machine related stuff.  But I can't remember much of what I did yesterday, let alone a whole year ago, so I can't tell you about it.  But she did go home with the 201 shown in the picture.  You cant tell from the photo, but it was a basket case with truly terrifying wiring.

And last week I heard from Stevi again.  She has completed a restoration of that 201!


She says it still needs polishing but it is working well and she sewed a small bag on it.

Congratulations, Stevi!

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I have been doing some sewing machine stuff, which I plan to blog about eventually.  But mostly what I have been doing is weaving.  I bought a loom for twined weaving and have made one 3' x 5' rug and am working on another one.

Experience has taught me that blogging about anything other than sewing machines goes over with a dull thud.  And that's OK.  But I will show you the weaving if you like.  Just ask!  LOL.

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And if you live in the Piedmont of North Carolina and we have not met in person, consider dropping me a line and we can meet for lunch somewhere and talk about sewing machines.  Just ask my formerly imaginary friends Linda and Barbara how well that works!


7 comments:

  1. I like seeing most things fiber related. I've never used either of my 201's.

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  2. It's really nice to meet blogger friends in person. In fact, it was through a blogger that I learned about TOGA, and I have now been going for four years. I have thought about looking for a 201 because I have heard such good things about them, but I have a 15-91 and can't imagine anything could be better. HA! And I would like to see your rugs. I do other crafts besides sewing quilts and love to see other's creations

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  3. Ha! I always enjoy hearing about fiber-related stuff! What is twined weaving? (I know nothing!)
    I have 2 201s, one treadle, one electric and I love them both. Smooth, quiet sewing and they stitch through just about anything!

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  4. Thank you for enabling Stevi to become a vintage sewing machine goddess! She did a great job.

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  5. I've thought about purchasing a loom to twine rugs and mats, but that's as far as I've gotten. Love to see your rug and work in progress.
    My collection contains a few 201s. One 201K4 is from BJ's (Vintage Singer) collection. My favorite is a 201K2 that I found at a local thrift shop when shopping with Ray Sew Slow Waganka.

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  7. Hi! It was a great visit, and you were a wonderful hostess! The 201 and I have been put to work on doll clothes and miscellaneous mending. I've got a dress cut out for daughter up next. Love having a cabinet machine instead of having to lug a machine up and down stairs to the dining table. hoping for a nice treadle to magically 😉 appear.

    I spin and knit, but have very deliberately avoided the weaving rabbit hole. Would love to see some of your work!

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