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Old 09 October 2014, 07:54   #31
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And he doesn't even know that a real knitter does it with two needles.

My mom taught me/us to knit while driving to our grandmothers twice a year which was 14 hours one way. Since it was the 70's we had to entertain ourselves with simple tasks of which books were an important part. I still have and use a few nice things that I knitted as a child
Come on then Doris stick some pics up of your work......you know , scarfs, tea cosies etc. lol
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Hi again fellow sewing bee members.
I didn’t realise so many men dabbled in sewing. I always thought of myself as a bit of an odd ball understanding terms like walking foot, number 18 needles, zig zag stitching etc so its comforting to know Im not the only bloke machinist in the block ... however I do draw the line at knit one, purl one.

Below is my first tarp tent.. and the wee singer easily handles stitching up a Harlford’s tarpaulin. The tent cost around ten squid and turned my wee loch boat into a floating hotel. You can’t buy off the shelf tents like that, hence my reason for learning the sewing machine. I used the tent for a season but because it was a heavy plastic type tarp.. it suffered heavy condensation. I then made one from proper breathable rip stop nylon.. same as used in manufactured hiking tents.

DIY of all kinds has saved me a fortune over the years.. which was to the benefit of my beautiful partner. She refused to even go in a boat..preferring life in the High Street to a life on the high seas... and eventually ran away with the savings.. yup..I was stitched up good and proper.. but now I am retired..Im in the promised land again and happier with a sewing machine that a pretty stitcher

My first home made boat tent



It was snug inside on a calm night.. but rocked to sleep in a chop. I often found my wardrobe on the floor after a rough night.


But the views from my bedroom window sure made it worth while.



For me...there is something magical .. gently wakening to the lapping of water ..in the early hours of a lovely summer morning.. miles from the crowds on a High Street

Gurnard I'm never tired of seeing your posts always a pleasure to read
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Old 09 October 2014, 09:58   #33
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Hi again fellow sewing bee members.
I didn’t realise so many men dabbled in sewing. I always thought of myself as a bit of an odd ball understanding terms like walking foot, number 18 needles, zig zag stitching etc so its comforting to know Im not the only bloke machinist in the block ... however I do draw the line at knit one, purl one.

Below is my first tarp tent.. and the wee singer easily handles stitching up a Harlford’s tarpaulin. The tent cost around ten squid and turned my wee loch boat into a floating hotel. You can’t buy off the shelf tents like that, hence my reason for learning the sewing machine. I used the tent for a season but because it was a heavy plastic type tarp.. it suffered heavy condensation. I then made one from proper breathable rip stop nylon.. same as used in manufactured hiking tents.

DIY of all kinds has saved me a fortune over the years.. which was to the benefit of my beautiful partner. She refused to even go in a boat..preferring life in the High Street to a life on the high seas... and eventually ran away with the savings.. yup..I was stitched up good and proper.. but now I am retired..Im in the promised land again and happier with a sewing machine that a pretty stitcher

My first home made boat tent



It was snug inside on a calm night.. but rocked to sleep in a chop. I often found my wardrobe on the floor after a rough night.


But the views from my bedroom window sure made it worth while.



For me...there is something magical .. gently wakening to the lapping of water ..in the early hours of a lovely summer morning.. miles from the crowds on a High Street

Hats off to you there fella
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........... Some lucky wimmen who find such a nobbur dont know how lucky they are ...
Oh I don't know, Missus willk has me fitting shelves today - she seems well enough pleased!

Extra homemade cider tonight then
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Come on then Doris stick some pics up of your work......you know , scarfs, tea cosies etc. lol
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Depends which way you look at it
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Oh I don't know, Missus willk has me fitting shelves today - she seems well enough pleased!



Extra homemade cider tonight then

Aye, we're safe until they invent a vibrator that can fit shelves & change a wheel.


.....sh1t happens.......
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Isn't that just Nylon?

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