SUN 17 JULY 10AM TO 4PM
The Machines & Makers Open Day whet the appetite of many sewing machine collectors and sewing enthusiasts with Collectors Gordon Freegard and Charles Lithgow showing samples from their respective collections and being on hand to discuss machines with other enthusiasts.
Visitors learnt how to cut a pattern; use a dressmakers mannequin; try a treadle machine and sort their cuffs from their collars in the ironing competition that got the large and enthusiastic crowd all steamed up!
Visitors also shared their sewing stories, brought in their old clothes, textiles, sewing tools for expert advice in the Old Stuff Road Show whilst browsing through the eclectic vintage and collectable stalls.
Rules for Ironing Competition