|South London Sewing Machine Museum
||[Jan. 17th, 2008|12:50 pm]
Her Majesty's Clockwork Army
Steampunk often involves a strong DIY element, and for many of us that means making their own clothes, and that means sewing machines. Now I'll happily admit to being a junky, and possessing far more sewing machines, both ancient and modern, than is strictly necessary and so it is with a certain degree of glee that I found that there's a small museum dedicated to antique sewing machines in the depths of South London.|
It only opens between 2-5pm on the first Saturday of the month, so I am proposing a visit there on February 2nd. If anyone doubts that this is relevant to the group, just look at the inlaid brass beauties on the images of the museum given here:
Who wouldn't waant to be pedalling their way to sartorial excellence on one of those lovelies. Look; cast iron, transfer prints, crank shafts!
Would anyone like to join me for a wander round and possibly a spot of tea afterwards? I shall be collecting the nearest tube stations for my project over at tubewhore so will be dressing up for the occasion. Company always appreciated.
(x-posted a bit)