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"Freddy," the nicknamed Kohler treadle sewing machine has been by the door threatening to leave home because he has been neglected. I spent quality time with him last week and made this wonderful table centerpiece just for you to decorate your home, pub or patio. Candlestick is not (not) included.

This one of a kind piece is approximately 18 x 18 inches, (45 x 45cm) made of upcycled jeans in various shades of blue denim and white DMC #3 Perle cotton. The white pearl cotton was couched in place using Freddy's special powers, zig zagging side to side with white cotton thread on top and a gray thread in the bobbin. Couching is an embroidery technique and was used here in an abstract cubist manner to enhance the squares and rectangles of denim. The zig-zagging over the denim adds stability to the pieces. Frayed jeans are always in style and this piece has just enough fraying to satisfy that desire. The piece is signed at one end and has a tag sewn on the back side.

A treadle sewing machine is foot powered, the last photo shows the fly wheel and foot treadle in the cabinet, no electricity needed, my favorite way to sew.

Freddy, a Kohler, was a machine manufactured in Germany about 1960 for the Russian market, the manual is in Russian, I can't read it! In the last photo you can see the words, Zick-Zack, that's German for zig-zag. He was nicknamed Freddy for my husband's middle name Frederik, a Dutchman with a German last name, Kohler.

Freddy was thrilled when he came to live with us in 2000. I made a short YouTube video about him, see my TreadleLady channel.

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Cubism Centerpiece with White Couching on Recycled Jeans

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cotton, jeans, recycled jeans, cotton thread, white pearl cotton, perle cotton
  • Feedback: 180 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from California, United States.