machine envy

I’ve had a bit of machine envy recently.  Whilst buying needles at Frank Nutt I saw the new, all singing all dancing Bernina 830.  Just a mere £6,500 buys you this very expensive toy.  It has an electronic switch to lift the sewing foot up and down and a really long arm.  No manual lifting of levers here or squashing fabric under the arm.

To be fair I wouldn’t really want one as if I was going to spend that kind of money on a sewing machine I’d be better off with an industrial one.

It does make me think who would buy these type of machines - they’re not made for professionals and they’re quite expensive for hobbyists. I also have a bit of a problem with the automated aspect of these computerised machines.  Is it really you embroidering that picture if you set a machine to do it?

Whilst on the subject of machine envy I went charity shopping on Friday and went past a drycleaners and alteration shop in Harborne.  They had miniature machines as a window display.  They are really beautiful and they actually work

I have my own miniature sewing machine which actually works.  It was a birthday present a couple of years ago and it has pride of place on our record shelves.  I think I want to decorate my studio with more of these.  They’re slightly more affordable than the Bernina 830 and probably more of an inspiration.


Tags: , ,

56 Responses to “machine envy”

  1. felix Says:

    inescapable@gnome.wont” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    спс….

  2. Alfred Says:

    outcast@henpecked.miasmal” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thank you!!…

  3. Karl Says:

    vegetarian@ordinator.conflicts” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ çà èíôó!!…

  4. Sergio Says:

    forthright@essays.komleva” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thanks for information!…

  5. kirk Says:

    paces@relentless.nazarova” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó….

  6. everett Says:

    alfred@lawmen.bern” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ!…

  7. jackie Says:

    misery@abc.bonus” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó!…

  8. Tom Says:

    infield@crump.gimme” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî!…

  9. jim Says:

    floating@restorability.adas” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    áëàãîäàðñòâóþ!…

  10. jimmie Says:

    invaluable@skorich.forebearing” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ….

  11. shaun Says:

    gratifying@kloman.airflow” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    tnx!!…

  12. Leslie Says:

    grotesques@messina.miriam” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ!…

  13. floyd Says:

    beautifying@inharmonious.ive” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    hello!!…

  14. harold Says:

    scientifique@mavis.pools” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó!!…

  15. fernando Says:

    johansen@prepublication.cloudy” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ çà èíôó!!…

  16. Leo Says:

    puckered@bates.regulars” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó!!…

  17. Julius Says:

    appalachians@ruarks.coffin” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    áëàãîäàðþ!!…

  18. brad Says:

    piero@applied.hexagonal” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    tnx for info!…

  19. Stuart Says:

    boats@jacobean.incepting” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    áëàãîäàðåí!…

  20. Wayne Says:

    gerby@enact.jail” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ!…

  21. earl Says:

    puckered@stroked.compile” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó!…

  22. Francisco Says:

    borneo@hoosegow.refugee” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî….

  23. Adam Says:

    regulating@other.stairs” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    good!!…

  24. Jaime Says:

    peanut@truman.compartment” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thanks for information!…

  25. shaun Says:

    arapacis@infrequently.doormen” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thanks!…

  26. francis Says:

    harsher@edwin.mazowsze” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó….

  27. Nathan Says:

    unafraid@marvel.roughness” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    áëàãîäàðþ!!…

  28. Larry Says:

    dawns@untreated.boatmen” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî!…

  29. Angelo Says:

    wolfishly@jody.stouts” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ….

  30. ricky Says:

    ticker@dunns.exorbitant” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ çà èíôó!!…

  31. dwight Says:

    tonio@inspiration.bottles” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    good info….

  32. jack Says:

    boroughs@peale.molasses” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ!…

  33. ryan Says:

    denying@mandated.cadre” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó….

  34. andy Says:

    fervent@unilateral.prudence” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó….

  35. sidney Says:

    strove@hardships.believe” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ!…

  36. wallace Says:

    unison@thwack.coronary” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    good!!…

  37. richard Says:

    clark@stereo.farm” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ….

  38. richard Says:

    drummed@stilted.seebohm” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thank you!…

  39. Claude Says:

    capably@pedal.zoo” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    tnx….

  40. ricardo Says:

    forlorn@shrewd.profess” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    áëàãîäàðþ….

  41. Martin Says:

    bows@scopes.invitational” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thank you!!…

  42. calvin Says:

    honble@torrio.slitters” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    tnx!…

  43. ronnie Says:

    blackout@alertly.whinnied” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thanks!!…

  44. Christopher Says:

    imposed@lebensraum.voraciously” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thanks for information!!…

  45. cecil Says:

    dearie@aristide.chatter” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ!!…

  46. rick Says:

    triservice@formulate.criticism” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    tnx for info!…

  47. Nicholas Says:

    suitably@attain.dabbler” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó!!…

  48. Greg Says:

    caravans@crackpot.churchly” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    áëàãîäàðñòâóþ….

  49. Marvin Says:

    sonatas@romanticizing.sylvan” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ!…

  50. Byron Says:

    sloppy@yorker.angel” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    hello!…

  51. Bobby Says:

    nodes@yaws.smaller” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thanks for information….

  52. corey Says:

    felonious@wiped.tearle” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thank you!…

  53. kurt Says:

    compels@cooped.barns” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    hello!!…

  54. Richard Says:

    bravura@syndication.ledoux” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    tnx for info!!…

  55. Dwight Says:

    tentatively@stampede.openly” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó….

  56. shawn Says:

    winter@woodss.pops” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ!!…

Leave a Reply