The Artful Sailor's Guide to Sewing Machine Maintenance, Adjustment and Sewing Skills.
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 9am -1pm
Many sail and canvas projects can be done with a basic, domestic sewing machine. Heavily built, yet portable, vintage machines are inexpensive and can be hotrod-ed for small craft sailmaking and sail repairs; as well as bags, sail covers and awnings.
By popular demand The Artful Sailor Whole Earth Nautical Supply is excited to host a basic course for machine-oriented Stitchmates who want to learn how to put that old machine that's been collecting rust and dust in the closet to use both onboard and ashore.
Let Emiliano Marino, author of the Sailmaker's Apprentice and his crew walk you through the mysteries and routine care of the average home sewing machine. Everyone will be provided with and learn to sew a special instructional duffel bag project designed to open the door for future sail and canvas work.
You will need:
An operable, portable, home sewing machine. ( Pre-1970 Singer, Kenmore, Adler, Pfaff, Necchi, Brother etc.) Straight stitch or zigzag.
Extra # 18 needles
Don't have a machine but want to take the class?
TAS will have on hand five classic machines for student use and demonstrations.
Please advise if you'll need a machine.
Three of the shop machines are treadle-powered and participants will have a chance to sew under their own steam just like Gramma and everyone did after the invention of the sewing machine; but, before the advent of electric motors.
-Sewing machine oil
-A pre-cut and folded canvas duffel bag project
Available for purchase:
-High quality sewing shears
-Extra cotton canvas cloth
-Guidance, cordage and tools for hand finishing sails and canvas work.
-Used sails for recuts and materials
Maximum Capacity: 8 Stitchmates
Reserve a place! Reserve a machine!
Sign-up Deadline: October 20, 2019
Register online, by email or by telephone at:
The Artful Sailor
Whole Earth Nautical Supply & Sail Exchange
" Guidance, Goods & Tools ! "
410 Washington Street
PO Box 375
Port Townsend, WA 98368