What happens when things happen?
“The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.” Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Anyone who has used a sewing machine knows that things can happen. But it's really important to keep calm and work out how to solve the problem.
It could be that the bobbin thread has run out when you were in the middle of the perfect swirl, maybe the thread has broken and half way through a key motif is not ideal, or perhaps the tension has suddenly started changing and you had no idea until you turned the quilt over and found some stitches look very flat and too tight.
Unpicking (otherwise known as reverse sewing) always takes such a long time compared to how long it took to sew it in the first place so we prefer not to reach for the seam ripper if we can help it.
We want you to LOVE your machines...like Carolyn and her Avante...
“Is it hard?'
Not if you have the right attitudes. Its having the right attitudes that's hard.”
Robert Pirsig - "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Zen example one.
Zen example two.
“You look at where you're going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you've been and a pattern seems to emerge.” Robert Pirsig
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