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Wimbledon Sewing Machines reopens their London Sewing Machine Museum.

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Wimbledon Sewing Machine Company have reopened their Sewing Machine Museum, on the fist Saturday of every month.

It's a fascinating place located within the Wimbledon Sewing Machine Company on Balham High Road, London. It features around 700 industrial and domestic sewing machines of all makes and ages.



Feature attraction is a machine which was given to Queen Victoria's eldest daughter as a wedding present in 1854. Even back then, no expense was spared in its construction. The machine is covered with ornamental engraving under a silver gilt finish. It has a cut glass cover with Prussian and British royal coats of arms.  The oak treadle is carved with Imperial eagles and, as a reminder of home, the stitch plate is engraved with a view of Windsor Castle. The accessory boxes and instruction manual are bound in blue velvet with gilt brass monograms and even the ivory cotton reels are carved with a crown motif!




The Museum has been featured on Channel 4's "Collectors Lot&qu…

FL Nutt Sewing Machines in KingsHeath open new classroom complete with Brother Sewing Machines!

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Congratulations to FL Nutt Sewing Machines in KingsHeath; who have recently completed a conversion of their upstairs room into a fabulous new sewing classroom.

Claire Muir is taking bookings on a selection of sewing related classes. She has many years of experience within textiles, including a First Class Honours Degree in Art and Related Arts, and a Post Grad from the Textiles Department of Glasgow School of Art.

Claire has her own business creating Tiaras, Fascinators, Corsages and Flowers, and specialises in Free hand embroidery techniques.
Frank Nutt stocks a large range of Brother Sewing, Embroidery and Quilting machines and all the associated accessories. As well as a large range of other manufacturers.
Claire's website is here: http://www.clairemuir.co.uk/ with full details of all classes available. FL Nutt's website is here: http://www.franknutt.co.uk/

Brother Sewing UK Blog now up and running!

We've been busy. And finally it's arrived! The Brother Sewing UK blog is here. More to follow shortly....