Tools

I have a collection of really professional tools :). All of them are flea market and junk store finds.

I wanted a working children toy sewing machine for a long time, but they are quite expensive online. I would have liked a Romanian one called Rodica, which is also the name of my friend who is very good at sewing, so it would have been a nice match :). But this Soviet one is the next best thing, actually I think is better then the plastic Rodica, this one is metal and she works really nice. She has a simple chain stitch and I used it quite a lot already for my embroideries and also for some pouches I have made. Here she is, pictured with real Rodica’s sewing machines, ones that I also plan on using more in the future.

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Another plan is to learn how to weave. I have found in different occasions these three toy looms. Two of them, with already started pieces on them, are West German. The one with the hand painted flowers is Bulgarian.

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All of these impressive tools 🙂 are from the seventies or early eighties.

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5 thoughts on “Tools

  1. What a cute sewing machine. My father “collects” childrens sewing machines, though he refuses to pay a lot for them (like you, a hunter who searches on flea markets).
    And I have a loom like this, too. Always wanted to learn tapestry weaving, but I simply cannot find the time. I love the bulgarian one, the technique to open the shed is much more professional than with the round wooden thing that is common for children’s looms here.

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    1. When I have read on your blog about your father’s toy sewing machine collection, I was sooo curious. 🙂 I would like an electrical one, too, mine is operated by hand, but I think this would be quite difficult to find in working condition.

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