I’m now taking on horse rug repairs thanks to a new machine on the premises and regular gentle nudges from friends. The “new” machine is an industrial Singer treadle machine from 1927. This found in Castlemaine and is now up and running as if the intervening 89 years had never happened.
I’m excited about supplying a much needed service to Castlemaine. Not having particular experience so far with rug repairs I’ve had a lot of help from friends who have entrusted me with my first repairs. It’s clear there are a lot of similarities in the kinds of repairs needed and my years of canvas sewing experience is really clicking into place.