Nine of us gathered today with the intention of learning to love our overlocker instead of seeing it as 'the monster sat in the corner'. After showing us samples of what can be achieved with an overlocker our tutor, Ann Kingdon, began by encouraging us to become familiar with threading the machine, not easy, but we were all fairly confident with this by lunchtime. Later we tried basic overlooking on different weights and types of fabrics, getting the tension correct was a challenge but we made progress and gradually moved on to rolled hemming, flat locking, pin tucks and other processes which can be produced on an over locker
Ann Kingdon was a very competent, encouraging and patient tutor. Not only did she have a class of total or near novices but we had a variety of different makes of machine which made the day even more challenging for her.
Thank you very much Ann for such a useful day. We all learned a lot and feel more confident about using our over lockers now and perhaps even fond of them!
Thank you Christine Hill for the report and Kay Francis for the photos
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