Sunday, July 27, 2014

An Interesting Find

Yesterday was a perfect day with blue skies, sunshine, and 31C or 88F temperatures. We spent a late afternoon and evening outside at a friend’s house celebrating his birthday. We were able to visit with his children and some friends. Perfect.

While cleaning up the small space in the basement, I cleaned out the drawers of my mother-in-law’s treadle machine. I found this item in one of the drawers. A 1940’s loom that is used for darning. It is missing a 7 cm piece of wood.

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I did a bit of research yesterday and found this post on all the parts and how to use it. I am thinking looking for the complete kit and adding my piece to it for display.

I sewed the lining/slip together and hemmed it. It is pinned into the dress at this point.

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All that is left to do is the bias bindings around the neck and armholes.

The hall in the basement got the walls and floor scrubbed. When the bathroom is finished, the walls will be painted. To date, it was the dirtiest space as it hold the electrical panel and gets the most reno traffic in the house.

Today, the plan is to start cleaning the dining room and finish the dress. Once the dress is done, I will be looking at making bolero jackets for the girls to wear with these dresses. I also have to walk for 30 minutes on the treadmill.

Until tomorrow……………………….

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:04 AM

    The loom is a very interesting find. The link does a nice job of showing how it works.

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