Thursday, January 14, 2016

still stitching documentary...


Watched this fascinating documentary on vintage sewing machines and their collectors. You can stream it online or if you live in the USA purchase the dvd. It really is an ode to all metal construction and old time precision engineering. My over-engineered computerized machine was a complete disaster and this doc pays tribute to stripped down simpler machines which do less but do it much much better. It is called "Still Stitching" and can be found at this site.  Must warn you though, after watching you may find yourself trolling through Ebay and Craigslist for older sewing machines. At the very least, you'll look at your mother and grandmother's machines with a great deal more love and respect...

(M if you are reading this I'm not doing looking at more sewing machines... Really I'm not:)



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