Luckily waiting in the wings we have this little lovely...
|Janome Novum De Luxe Mark III with vintage thread from the Maureen stash|
This Janome Novum de luxe mark III was an Oxfam Christmas present and I believe it might be from the 1950s or 60s. Not only is it a beautiful design but 60 years on and it runs like a dream, without a hint of senility. There are little hidey holes for the bobbin case and the inner mechanisms. I can't get over the fact it takes today's needles - no built in obsolescence there. The bulb works so I hope it is still possible to get replacements. It weighs an absolute tonne.
|Janome Novum de luxe marke III instruction book|
|Fabric from Frumble http://www.frumble.co.uk/|
|Lining: cleaning cloth|
I thought it a fitting juxtaposition that the first project on my new old Janome (as opposed to my old new Janome, which is having much needed rest and recuperation) has been to make a cover for my ever so 21st century tablet. The lining is a lint-free polishing cloth, so greasy fingerprints are lifted in the taking out and putting away. Clever eh?
|Detachable cleaning cloth|
It wanted a pocket for its lead but I wanted to avoid squishing or scratching any delicate bits, so a bottom zip pocket was the order of the day.
|Button by Charlotte Morrison|
*Link to Novum 3 Instruction Booklet*