The following equipment is available for members to borrow on a monthly basis.
Soldering iron: use with synthetic fabrics to bond and seal edges and cut out shapes.
Chenille cutter (2 available): layer several fabrics, sew channels in straight or curved lines and then use the cutter to cut between the seams, leaving the lowermost layer uncut. Wash to give a soft, fluffy finish.
Overlocker machine: sews and trims in one go. Jennie Rayment’s book “Serging for Softies” gives clear instructions for using an overlocker and can also be borrowed.
Smocker: comes with full operating instructions. A £10 deposit is required and broken or bent needles are charged at 50p each.
Cord/Braid winder: will make fine and thick cords and is suitable for left and right handed use.
French Knitter: produce French knitting in a fraction of the time it traditionally takes.
Wavy border rulers (2” and 3″) and “Creating Waves” book: as used by Lynne Edwards. Book includes 5 projects using both non-slip rulers.
Light box and 2 silk screens.
If you would like to borrow any of the equipment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by the Tuesday prior to a meeting, so that it can be available for you to collect on the Saturday afternoon.
*Don’t forget that a scissors sharpener can be used at meetings, when rotary cutter blades, silver Bottomline thread and Schmetz Microtex machine needles will also be on sale.