|1904 Singer Model 27, which I bought|
twenty years ago in a local antique shop.
This is my oldest machine.
The four oldest are all working treadles and my goal is to get them all in good working order and then have a workshop on care and use for those who might have one in their attic that they are thinking of restoring one day.
|Dawn's Spool Pin Doilies|
Dawn makes white cotton thread doilies that are about an inch and a quarter in diameter, and are a perfect fit for my small Featherweight 1947 machine.
|Margaret's Spool Pin Doilies|
|One of Dawn's on my little Featherweight,|
To be able to do this while protecting their treasured shiny black surfaces with delicate and beautiful lace doilies gives me a great sense of satisfaction and happiness.
|Two of Margaret's on a 1911 White Rotary Treadle|
given to me by a friend.
If you can crochet for yourself, you will no doubt find a wide variety of patterns for free on the internet. Happy searching! If you can't crochet, you can always reach out to those who can, like Dawn or Margaret. People who do needlework of any sort are as happy, content, friendly and generous as quilters themselves!
You can find many of Margaret's talents at her Facebook Page. And you can contact Dawn at her Facebook Page as well. And if you want to have one of these delightful doilies at home with you today, stop in to my shop to see if I still have one or two to spare! Some day soon, perhaps, I'll find someone who will produce another dozen or so that I can post on my web-store page
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