Monday, September 17, 2012

Sew beautiful

At Wolston House we are always getting people wanting to donate things to the house. Although some of the things are not appropriate or acceptable, occasionally we get offered beautiful items like this treadle sewing machine.

When it came it wasn't in working order and was also a bit on the shabby side. One of our volunteers had recently had her mother's treadle restored and gave us the name of the restorer. This is the result and I'm pleased to say that the lovely gentleman didn't charge us a cent. Some people are very generous aren't they!

Apparently this model was made in the early 1920s and I'm hoping to use it to demonstrate to our visitors (particularly the school children) how our mothers and grandmothers made things for their families and their homes. Shouldn't be too hard as I learned to sew on a very similar machine. 

1 comment:

  1. My, what a lovely old machine. I'm sure the children will be amazed that it runs without electricity.
    Have a wonderful week, Connie :)