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1  UNITED STATES / Washington, D.C. / DC area sewing machine repair? on: October 13, 2008 12:51:51 PM
Hi everyone. My Brother XR-65 sewing machine has been due for a tune up for a few months and today my stitch length dial went of the fritz. Sad
 I started looking online for sewing machine repair shops, but noticed that a number in the DC area seem to only speak Spanish... which i do not speak well enough to communicate.
I am fairly new to the world of sewing machines... so I don't really know the ins and outs of getting a machine repaired.. so i was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.
I would love it if it was Metro accessible, but if not I'll just have to suck it up and find some way there.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated!
thanks Smiley
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Cleaning goo off my machine's needle? on: August 24, 2008 03:18:56 PM
Soooo... I did something really not smart. I have done something similar before and obviously have not learned from the mistake. In a moment of weakness I stuck a piece of velcro with adhesive on the back (serious adhesive) onto a project and attempted to sew through it only to have it seriously gunk-ify my needle Angry.
Anyone out there have good tips on how to de-goo a needle?
If I figure something out I will let you know  Smiley
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Latex gloves and the quest for "the dress" on: July 18, 2006 11:51:15 PM
To make a long story short(er) I am an art student... or was... I just graduated. I was required to do a solo senior show in order to graduate. I am a mixed media sorta gal for the most part and have really strong roots in sculpture and fashion photography.... so I opted to move my mixed media into a fashion-esque direction and create a series of "Disposable Dresses" out of materials that are commonly thrown away. A lot of my stuff borders on political commentary ... but I am still learning to hone those skills. Anyhow, I entered slides of this piece into a show in Chicago and got in! But... one of my fellow crafter friends has been urging me to post here just for kicks so here... without further delay.... is "Disposable Dress IV" .  It is a wearable piece made of a couple hundred latex gloves both machine and hand sewn, free formed/patterned, and detailed with brass grommets and satin ribbon. *phew*
so... yeah... enjoy or whatev...

this is the front

this is the back

this is the back detail

the first two photos are "catalogue" style that were matted and framed at my senior show as the piece was at another gallery when my personal exhibition opened  Smiley /  Cry

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