Tuesday, May 15, 2012
What do you need for hemming a skirt?
Well you need a Singer Skirt Marker of course....
I'd never heard of such a thing, but luckily my Mum spotted it at the secondhand shop in Winchelsea on Sunday.
It's circa 1960's and it's supposed to have this chalky blower thingie to mark the length.
I figure this must have been extremely messy. Good grief!
Anyway, I didn't buy it to use it. I just bought it because it's pretty to look at!
I also found this very cool Sailing Ship Tapestry at the Winchelsea Oppy. The colours are beautiful. It doesn't look like it was ever framed - just stitched and then folded up.
Soooo much work has gone into it. I think I'm going to make it into a giant cushion for the couch, so that everyone can see it.
It makes me sad to see work like this at the oppy. Unappreciated. Discarded. I like to perform little craft rescues. I'm sure the Nana's of the world would be very proud.