Song of the Singer Sewing Maschine

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I found this 1 hour radio feature on Radio BBC4 Archive. It is about  
Isaac Singer, the history of the Singer sewing maschine and the impact  
it had on the live of so many. Many aspects I did not know.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07z2j3r

Greetings

Karo

Re: Song of the Singer Sewing Maschine
Badger wrote:
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Just in case anyone else is as paranoid about links posted by new  
folks as I am (yes, I have been burned in the past), zscaler.com,  
reports it as "benign".

HTH,

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



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On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:49:23 PM UTC-6, BEI Design wrote:
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Thanks!  I'm leery about links from new folks as well.


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ItsJoanNotJoann wrote:
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You're welcome.  I wish when folks post for the very first time,  
they would introduce themselves.   It's awful that the internet has  
become such a dangerous place. <shrug>

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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Yes, one might wish that poeple would mind manners a little more, both on  
the net and in the 'real world'. But: That sound snippet is actually a  
programme of nearly 1 hour, telling the story of the Singer sewing machine  
etc. I started to listen into it but cannot continue since DD is back in,  
and one does have to concentrate on it as it has all kinds of dialect and  
fancy sound samples (uh, as a non-native speaker, that is). And it's really  
BBC, so there's no danger listening to it. At least if you're not afraid of  
posh upper class British accents leaping out at you at various places across  
the programme. ;-)

U.  


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On 12/02/2016 03:15 AM, BEI Design wrote:
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Sorry, I did not want to annoy the list members with my email. So to  
make it up let me introduce myself:
My name is Karo and I am from Germany. I follow the list from time to  
time. I learned basic sewing skills at school and have sewn every once a  
while since then. Lately I started taking sewing classes at the local  
community college, mainly to learn how to alter patterns (pants) and to  
have some help with the fitting. My current project are pants with a fly  
front zipper and two welt pockets, which should look identical on both  
sides but don't (yet).
I liked the BBC feature because some of the stories told therein  
reminded me of the time when I was little and a dressmaker would come to  
our house to sew dresses for my mother and pants for me. For two or  
three days our living room was filled with the rattling of her sewing  
maschine.

Karo





Re: Song of the Singer Sewing Maschine
On Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 4:23:02 PM UTC-6, badger wrote:
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Hello Karo!  We're just a bit leery of people appearing out of
nowhere and posting links.  Usually they are a spammer wanting  
to sell us cheap foreign goods or some virus ridden link.

Welcome!!


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On 12/05/2016 02:27 AM, ItsJoanNotJoann wrote:
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Thank you!

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badger wrote:
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Let's start with this is not a "list", nor is it e-mail.  You have  
found Usenet AKA newsgroups:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet

I suspect, based on your e-mail address, that you are reading this  
group using google's (horrible) web-based archive.  That's fine, but  
there are better newsreaders., I use eternal-september.org:  
https://www.eternal-september.org/

Be aware that although you are able to "delete" your messages from  
googlegroups, your message isn't actually deleted, it lives forever  
on Usenet.

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Welcome, Karo!  We have at least one other regular here who lives in  
Germany.  alt.sewing is international, folks who post here live in  
France, England, Germany, Australia, and probably other places as  
well.

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Best avocation ever!

JMHO  ;-D

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Thanks for the intro, and good luck with the pants.  Fly fronts take  
some skill but once mastered it gets easier, and welt pockets as  
well.  If you can, take a look at some of Claire Shaeffer's sewing  
technique books.
https://www.google.com/#q=claire+shaeffer+books

NAYY,

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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Thank you for that tip.

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:-))


Thanks for the intro, and good luck with the pants.  Fly fronts take
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Thank you very much, I will look into her books.

:Karo




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