Nice to hear that you have a new sewing machine. One can never have too many machines and your hand crank machines certainly draw a crowd at events. I now have 6 sewing machines plus the over-locker and they all get used. Only one is a hand crank which sews beautifully through the thick materials which the new machines don’t touch.
Thank you Agwen. M/C has just about finished his explorations of the new machine’s problems. It’s now working well, but needs a sharp eye kept on it for “whipping threads” catching on hooks/ wires. The tension arrangements are a bit “not perfected” as it’s a fairly early machine.
What is it about sewing machines? It’s so hard to walk past one in a car boot sale or similar!