Jakes Sunday Post: Concept

Jake says ‘CONCEPT – something thought or imagined: something that somebody has thought up, or that somebody might be able to imagine, Broad principle affecting perception and behavior: a broad abstract idea or a guiding general principle, one that determines how a person or culture behaves, or how nature, reality, or events are perceived the concept of time Understanding or grasp: the most basic understanding of something has little concept of what is involved, Way of doing or perceiving something: a method, plan, or type of product or design.

So the challenge week is to come up with an interpretation of this – difficult eh? If I had known yesterday how useful these photos would be I would have tried harder, taken more time and well – shoved people out of the way 🙂 Anyway I hope you get the gist.

2012 Dec 08_2241Isaac Merrit Singer’s prototype for a sewing machine.

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A beautiful early model

2012 Dec 08_2232Isn’t this lovely?

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2012 Dec 08_2250I think this is my favourite. I learn to sew on a very old treadle machine when I was a small girl.  What an incredible concept from My Singer and how different the world would be without sewing machines.

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22 thoughts on “Jakes Sunday Post: Concept

  1. WOW! Does this bring back memories. My mother had a singer and she taught me how to sew on it.. It was like this one, only all black. The head of the machine weighed a ton. Before she had it converted to a foot petal, there was a knee petal. I wish I still had it. I don’t know what happened to it. Thanks for sharing this concept.


  2. Thanks for the memories, Gilly. My mom had a Singer in a beautiful cabinet, and also with a treadle. She made all our clothes and curtains on it. So much nicer than the plastic rubbish machines one gets today. 🙂

  3. Love vintage sewing machines. My nanny who I considered a family used to make blankets out of surplus fabrics. When I use them on cold nights, I always felt safe and comforted. Great post.

  4. I think this fits the bill. I still remember learning about the first sewing machine when I was 12 years old in history class. It helped change the world.

  5. wonderful idea for the theme gilly! they are beautiful machines … like my grandmother’s old Bluebird which I learnt to sew on … oh the fun of rocking the treadle!!! …. i still have it here in the guest room, sadly unused, but one day I will teach my granddaughters how it works 😀

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