'Griccia' è un termine usato dagli antichi tessitori della seta del xiv e xv secolo, indicante un fregio a sviluppo in genere verticale, come un tronco che sostiene elementi decorativi come l'ananas, la pigna e il melograno.

giovedì 23 febbraio 2012

La tagliaecuci - ‘The serger’

A Natale i miei figli mi hanno regalato questa:
For Christmas my children gave me this:


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C’è qualcosa che mi blocca. mi frena, mi spaventa nel metterci le mani. Saranno tutti quei fili che si possono intrecciare e/o il complicatissmo sistema di infilatura.
Intanto ho comprato quattro spolette e avvalendomi dei fili già presenti ho preparato la macchina.

Something is blocking me, stops and frightens me so that I do not dare to put my hand at it. Maybe it is a matter of all those threads that can become entangled and/or the very complicated way of threading.
For the time being I bought four spools and using what was already in place, prepared the machine.

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Mi sono data una pacca sulla spalla.
Ho pensato che i miei figli non mi avrebbero più detto: ma allora non ti piace la tagliaecuci, non la desideravi tanto?
Ho dato qualche punto, trionfante, meravigliandomi di come fosse facile. Poi non so cosa ho fatto, i fili si sono aggrovigliati, ho spento tutto, l’idillio (brevissimo) è finito.

I patted myself on the back.
I thought that my children wouldn’t have asked anymore: don’t you like your serger, wasn’t it something that you wished to have?
I made a few stitches, marveling at how easy it was. Then I do not know what happened, the threads got tangled, I switched off, the (short) idyll  was over.


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Potete vedere che i fili da quattro sono diventati CINQUE?!?
Can you see that the 4 threads became FIVE?!?











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15 commenti:

  1. Che bello però ricevere dei regali così dai figli... Comunque a me capita la stessa cosa con la macchina da cucire, il filo sotto a volte diventa doppio, mistero...Buona giornata Alessandra

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  2. Oh my goodness...a mystery to me!

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  3. I got one for Christmas too, it's still in the box! You braver than me, you actually tried it!!! Better luck next time - hugs Nat

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  4. Non arrenderti, riprova. Sono sicura che riuscirai a realizzare cose meravigliose.

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  5. Io non ci capisco niente, ma rimango sempre affascinata da quanto sai fare tu, carissima! Ti seguiamo sempre, un abbraccio

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  6. I bought my first one years ago at the suggestion of a son and promptly put it in the back of the closet for 2 years. One brave day I got it out, got it going and have used it ever since handwoven fabric unravels easily, it "saves the day"! don't even have a chair,I just stand and whip everything through. You'll love it, just takes a little getting used to but have to admit that threading it is a royal pain!

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  7. I don't know either, but I know that there'll be no stopping you once you figure it out. Everyone says they are frightened of them at first but once they give it a go they wonder how they ever lived without it. You must push through the pain barrier my dear! And don't forget to tell us how it goes! x x

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  8. it scares me just looking at it! good luck!

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  9. I hear ya, honey. I had a beautiful Pfaff Coverlock that I could thread half the time. Problem was, I didn't have space to leave it set up, and every time I put it away I had to re-thread it when I took it out again. The people I know that love their sergers seem to leave them set up and don't change the settings once everything is ticking along nicely. Maybe your local dealer could give you a lesson? Or refer you to a serging tutor who could come by your house? Best of luck, and as Kirsty says above, there will be no stopping you once you're going!

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  10. It does look intimidating...but I am sure you will figure it out! Maybe a little bit at a time? xx

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  11. I used to have a serger and I used it all the time. However, when it became unthreaded, it always stopped me short. You'll get the hang of it and then....I'll expect a full set of dinner napkins for Christmas!

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  12. yes to all the above comments + google stephen burrows, the serger magician

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  13. You have perfectly captured my own feelings about the Vita Mix blender I asked for and received for Christmas. I have lusted for it ever since I used one to make a silky salsa of roasted chiles in Mexico a few years ago. But there it is, still in the box in the pantry. I'm a little afraid of it, so continue using my ancient one which leaks and sputters-it's like the lover you know vs. the great unknown...

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  14. I would love to own one of these one day but for now I just use the zig zag, they scare me a little too;)

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