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Had another look at machine and managed to fix it foot had partly come off and was jamming the mechanism. Now to see if it works. Have an ancient readers digest book ‘how to sew’ or something like that it even has a section on treadles. Mum loved hers, so may find it more helpful than the brother manual.
 

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Had another look at machine and managed to fix it foot had partly come off and was jamming the mechanism. Now to see if it works. Have an ancient readers digest book ‘how to sew’ or something like that it even has a section on treadles. Mum loved hers, so may find it more helpful than the brother manual.
Good luck.

It should be fine unless you've knocked the timing out.
 
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Good luck.

It should be fine unless you've knocked the timing out.
Not sure it was right to start with lol last used for seaming an old quilt cover to fit the memory foam topper in the van. Or it might have been to shorten my crops as you can rarely get them in petite. will give it a go later if I can fit the ironing board into my snug/junk room, otherwise will be getting 'helpful' advice from an engineer, that's if it doesn't drown out his tv. Quite looking forward to it. made new covers for the romahome, but it had wooden bases so I lazily just stapled them on.

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Not sure it was right to start with lol last used for seaming an old quilt cover to fit the memory foam topper in the van. Or it might have been to shorten my crops as you can rarely get them in petite. will give it a go later if I can fit the ironing board into my snug/junk room, otherwise will be getting 'helpful' advice from an engineer, that's if it doesn't drown out his tv. Quite looking forward to it. made new covers for the romahome, but it had wooden bases so I lazily just stapled them on.
Sorry I've been no help Sue.. I am not much use at repairing things like objects.

Are you doing the Flora zoom Tuesday?
 
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Are you doing the Flora zoom Tuesday?
Yes really enjoyed the last one, gin is still on the table from then, but am picking a new flavoured one up today so may try that instead. Look forward to seeing everyone again.
 

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I have just come across this amazing collection of over 900 free patterns for knitting and crochet!

There are sweaters, socks, hats, soft furnishings and toys, beginners to advanced techniques.

Some are in German - it says DE - but most are in English. Click on 'filter' to select the category you are interested in or do what I did and click through all 50 pages.

Have fun 😀

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Wow Janine The perfect website for a wet Sunday while they're showing an old football match on TV. Should have been a good match to watch, England v Germany World Cup 1966 but they keep interrupting it with old men's reminiscences.
 

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Some lovely unusual patterns on there!

I have found something to use this crappy, stiff cotton yarn on at last 😀

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I found a dozen unused Prima patterns while I was packing up the house. I’ve put the photos in the classifieds section. £12 plus cost of stamps if anyone wants them. Money is going to Last Chance Rescue in Romania to help with their vet and food bills. I’ve also got quilting books ( new) if anyone wants any. PM me for details, photos.

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I found a dozen unused Prima patterns while I was packing up the house. I’ve put the photos in the classifieds section. £12 plus cost of stamps if anyone wants them. Money is going to Last Chance Rescue in Romania to help with their vet and food bills. I’ve also got quilting books ( new) if anyone wants any. PM me for details, photos.
Patterns now sold. Large bag of food for the dogs 🙂
 
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I am really pleased with this little blanket 24" square. It used some boring grey/fawn wool I bought in error off ebay and some pastel leftovers not enough to make a garment. A very quick crochet stitch which comes automatically after a while. I want to make a white one next because I like its bobbly effect - just the right weight.

It weighs 8 ounces so I have enough grey/fawn to make another.
 

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And I’m so hot I cannot count to three. I had to unravel three rows to get back to it - lol 😄 View attachment 402050
I love that!

I have enough blocks crocheted for one bed cover (they need blocking) and the blocks for the other just need their final round.

Because I can only block two at a time I started on a winter sweater for myself. I'm making up the pattern as I go so it may end up being a dog's dinner.
 
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I love that!

I have enough blocks crocheted for one bed cover (they need blocking) and the blocks for the other just need their final round.

Because I can only block two at a time I started on a winter sweater for myself. I'm making up the pattern as I go so it may end up being a dog's dinner.
Mmm I have completed three and on my way to six others - making do with colours I have, as they seem to be working out - I will have to finish it now I’ve shown you - lol - but not in the hot hot weather, my hands get sweaty and the yarn gets greasy. image.jpg
 
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Hello. Here is the white version. Soooo easy I wish I’d known about it when I was teaching crochet at the Big C 1B151FF8-6141-4A6F-AD07-388FB49DBB8B.jpeg It is even easier than granny squares. This is when crochet becomes relaxing (y)

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Wish I understood that. :(. I am just still at cast on and plain crochet stage.

The work on here is amazing.
I'm making covers for the beds in our guest room Joy. Each cover needs 15 squares and the squares measure about 19 inches side to side. I made the squares in sequence - rounds 1-6 on 30 squares and then I did the same round on each of the 30 squares (if that makes sense). All the finished blocks need squaring up (blocking) and I can only do two blocks at a time so am finishing a couple of squares at a time rather than having a pile of finished but unblocked squares. Also I got bored and started the sweater :)

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