|My sewing machine busted, and I have to make 30 more of these guys. Help!|
I lugged my Bernina sewing machinefrom the US all the way to Germany. Today I bought a converter plug for it, came home and set it up. I threaded the machine, put in the bobbin and got ready! Sewing in my own room! The feeling of home! I. Was Excited.
I placed the fabric under the needle and turned on the machine. I depressed the pedal and began sewing. But something was wrong. Tension problems. Okay, I began futzing with the tension knob. Tried again. Nothing. I few more tries. Still nothing. Not better. Not worse. Nothing. Then I smell burning. Then a loud popping sound and smoke.
Robert called around for me a little bit. No one will repair it because it is too old. If I kept searching, I could probably find someone, but the repair would be astronomically expensive. I have a deadline coming up and tons of sewing to do. I had just finished setting up a corner of my room like a studio so I could be very productive, unrushed, pay a lot of attention to detail and make good art. And now I have to buy a new sewing machine. I didn't really budget for this, but I don't really see any other way that won't drive me insane. I have an exhibition of my soft sculptures that opens on November 2nd, but need to finish the majority of my work by the last week of September for a publicity photo shoot.
So here is my shameless plea, again, for you to fund my really amazing art. There is a "Donate" button on this blog connected to my Paypal account. If you are looking to fund a project in a very concrete way, where you donate the money and it goes DIRECTLY to helping the art get made, look no further. I don't need that much, as far as art funding goes. $350 to $400 USD will buy me what I need to crank these sculptures out. Of course, it takes a village. I don't expect one person to just shell out the whole thing. So here's the deal: You donate more than $50 and I send you a soft sculpture. You donate more that $100 and you get a soft sculpture and some kind of original, functional fabric item as well. So, how about it.