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Topic: My Latest Acquisition: Vintage star bow maker  (Read 11931 times)
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chocolatebutton
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2009 03:20:49 AM »

i always thought they were handmade! but coming to think of it, the amount you see in gift wrapping shops etc, it would take a hell of a lot of time to hand make them all.
i dunno what you could do with it in particular. i would probably try and make bow shaped pasta, and then end up ruining the whole machine  Grin
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« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2009 10:13:31 PM »

That is AWESOME! What a unique find... I can't wait for better weather so I can hit up some sales myself. Hmmm...what to do with 1,652 bows...

I would be tempted to do something insane...art-installation style... like make a five foot colorful wreath out of bows. Or cover an entire ceiling with white bows. You wouldn't notice them at first because of the color, but the texture would pop out. Oh, or a  HUGE color-wheel wreath out of bows. I might even be tempted to use vintage fabric ribbon to create a whole bunch of bows and sew them together into a just-for-show throw. That would look fabulous in my guest room. If my husband could read this he would be SO glad I didn't find that machine! =)
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chippywarrior
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2009 11:28:19 PM »

So THAT'S how they make bows... I thought there were just a lot of Mommy and Daddy bows around somewhere...

Great purchase!
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tnantique
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2009 10:01:04 PM »

Hi,
Just a note for a little history on the bow machines.  My Dad, Richard Brown, designed this bow machine back in the early 1960s while we were living in La Habra, CA.  I still have the original prototype and it's case and some ribbon.  I have fond memories of making bows for Christmas when I was a child.  It's great to see another machine!!!!
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tnantique
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2009 03:26:02 PM »

I added some photos on the Star Bow machine that I still have along with a bow umbrella my grandmother had made back in 1969 for a friend's shower.  Smiley
I've posted this on my blog:
http://tnantique.blogspot.com/
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Stitchbitch5
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2009 01:05:07 PM »

How cool! Your bows look great!  I wouldn't be able to keep myself from making hundreds of them  Cheesy
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« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2009 03:08:39 PM »

That is the single most coolest thing I have ever seen.  I want that.  I want that right now.  Cheesy Smiley
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