My sewing machine is not a happy camper. It makes metallic noises and thunking noises and does unanticipated thread breaking. All of which makes me a little anxious as I work with it. I had to decrease my speed of work and pay a bit more attention to the machine’s action – and that still didn’t stop the thread from breaking. Just had it in for a check-up recently, too. Sigh. I really don’t want to have to think about a new machine… And yes, I did change the needle.
I was doing some quickie prototype work for a women’s co-op in Mali. The short version of the story is that a former Peace Corps volunteer from nearby is going back to visit with them and was interested in other items for the women to make for sale. I devised a sling bag to make from their mud cloth strips – hope it is something that can work for them.