I thought this week I would share some of my favorite tools of the trade with you. This week, sewing. The picture here is of Berty Bernina record. I got him at the local car boot for the princely some of £10.00. He was dirty and missing his power lead, so off he went with Andrew in his, motorized translocation unit of a box like mien, his van! Andrew is the local king of steam-punk, and can Frankenstein most things. It may shock the reader to know that Andrew was/is a fan of star trek! I will leave that one with you. I didn't think Berty would work that well, but he looked so good I thought he would make a good prop for the studio. Anyway when Andrew returned, Berty he shone like a new penny and once plugged in he purred like a dream. You see Andrew may talk funny, but he gets the job done. Berty works perfectly and has lots of stitches, I love him. If you can get your hands on one of these I can't recommend him highly enough.
Berty, 1965, handsome chap.
Now this one is Bernice Bernina Sport 801. I also bought her at a car boot for £25.00. I couldn't believe my luck when I spotted her. I knew this type of machine and I never thought I would find one at that price Hence why I love car boots sales so much. Got her home and off she went. Brilliant machines, I have several now and she is the one I like my students to use.
Bernice 1985, fabulous machine.
Now this little beauty I didn't get at a car boot. I had to buy her from a shop. She is pearl and she is a Singer, 160. Singer brought her out to celebrate a 160 years of Singer. As you can see she is black... black pearl! and sits lovely in my room without looking out of place even at a dinner party. I can stitch new napkins minutes before my guess arrive!