"We have a large cutting table, sewing machines, and overlockers
- basically everything you need to make things and hopefully I'll continue to add to it," said Angharad.
This he did so well that he soon got flooded with work, such that there are numerous sewing machines and overlockers
, declared "unable to repair" by their dealers, sill working today.
As Ethel recalls, "there were hundreds of girls working as spinners, knitters, overlockers
, bar tackers, tabbers, pressers and packers, overlockers
tied (locked) the loose ends.
The workroom also had button and button hole machines, belt machines, overlockers
and hemming machines, then there were the hand sewers and the passers.
The Sew Today Sew Together competition is detailed in the August edition of Sew Today, pounds 3.25, from all good newsagents or go to www.sewtoday.co.uk Prizes include sewing machines by Memory craft, some with a value of pounds 1,500, plus overlockers
from Janome and irons by Philips.
We brought in digital sewing machines and overlockers
(which carry out a certain type of stitch).
Its first floor housed wardrobe and costumes (hundreds of dusty, fluoro-lit racks of period costumes, armoury, wigs and hats, benches of overlockers
and a few grey-haired seamstresses), the scenic artists (painters providing realistic studio backgrounds), the set builders, fitters and turners, painters and plasterers, makers of special props and finally, the explosives and stunts department.
In particular machines called overlockers
, which have been used domestically for about ten years, are extremely versatile but tend to be used only for straightforward tasks like finishing seams.
and pressers are among those needed to work either day or twilight shifts.