After getting my Singer treadle sewing machine back from the spa (repair shop for cleaning, oiling and maintenance) I realized that I needed to tighten up the belt. I hadn't done that since I installed a new one a year and a half ago.
I just opened the staple, cut about a 1/4" off one end of the belt, poked a new hole in the belt and reconnected the staple. It wasn't difficult to do, but did take longer than I expected because I don't have the proper tools. However, I made do with what I had and stuck with it, and was delighted to be successful!
The new belt made it easier to wind the bobbin, and it was going along well until I came to a knot in the thread. Can you see that knot where the seam ripper is pointing??!! That will not go through the vibrating shuttle bobbin at all, so I had to cut it at the knot.
But I had wound enough thread on the bobbin to get back to piecing some scraps....ahhhh... so fun!
I have an old treadle machine...I really need to figure out how to use it one of these days. :0)
Enjoy your stitching time today.
You are lucky to have caught that little knot before it did damage. Imagine the frustration. Happy sewing to you. I'm off to work.
Happy Sewing. It is frustrating when everything is going along well only to have another problem spring up. Glad you found it before it was too late.
I hope you have a wonderful treadly day!
Since my little issue with my long arm I have set up a little kit with sandpaper, screw driver, etc to keep near my machine. Half the battle to making these minor adjustments is looking around for the right tools.
I have never seen a treadle machine before.
I would love to see one working.
You are up and treadling already? I will be hand stitching this morning. I have an applique project that I am excited about but I am not getting an early start to the day.
I bet that 'knot' could have come out with a slight tug on it. usually it is a slip knot. Glad you fixed the belt yourself!
Have a wonderful stitching time!
never come across a knot in my threads like that as you say would have messed up the stitching if you had not noticed it
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