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Rockingham, AU

Older crqafter, sew, knit, crochet, patchwork, macrame (that was a lifetime ago) Wife, Mother, Nanna, Nurse. Love sewing, playing on the internet, following blogs.

craft interests: crochet, knitting, quilting, sewing, machine embroidery

Member Since: 03/22/2010

recent comments

Re: Starter Machines and Beginning Sewers

I learned to sew on my Mothers' old Singer Sewing Machine, it was big, black and heavy and I was 7 years old. Straight stitch only. That was in 1953!

Today I have a Bernina 830 which I am still learning to use but I love it, BUT I go to patchwork group and workshops frequently and then i use my little ELNA Stella Free Arm, very basic, straight stitch, zig zag, and buttonhole, and probably blind hem, not sure, and it is fabulous, easy to transport, very compact, tool in case on top of machine, and I wouldn't be without it.

I would advise anyone who wants to do workshops to hunt for a small machine, Janome Jem Gold or Platinum comes to mind in more modern ones, because of the portability factor.

Just my 2 cents worth.