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Pearl River, New York Workshops, 2016

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Our New York gals were not only fun to listen to with their fun northeastern accents, but they were all so much fun to have in class -- seeing them learn about their Featherweight machines and getting acquainted with fellow Featherweight friends from the surrounding areas.  And, for many it was a Featherweight Facebook Group reunion!  The hotel was super nice -- much fancier than expected, so it was kind of a treat for all of us! 

Photo recap:

DAY 1

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Stephanie and Linda with their 222K free-arm Featherweights.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Joy from New Jersey and Catherine from Washington, D.C. eager to learn about their Featherweight 221 machines.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Carmon explaining motor height and proper adjustment.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Kathy cleaning the lower gears on her Featherweight.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Lori, Nancie and Pat getting their drip pans cleaned and outfitted with a new and clean felt drip pad.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Jenny oiling all the proper points - some of them quite hidden!

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Lynn examining the lower gears for proper lubrication.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Sisters, Doris and Ellen working together on their machines.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

What are these blackish-brown spots all over the underside of this Featherweight?
Carmon explained that is an overspray from when the machine was first painted and the old Japanning finish applied.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

(Carmon standing guard over the room while participants were at lunch around the corner.)

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Stephanie and Cindy comparing 222K machines.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

DANGER!  If your bakelite plug has the brass fittings protruding outside the plug, then it has been rewired incorrectly at some point in time and is an electrical hazard!

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

 Lynn learning about her Featherweight belt and proper adjustment of the motor height.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Carmon assisting Jodi with her bobbin winder.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Peggy adjusting her bobbin tension accurately
(versus the guessing game of the yo-yo test)

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Achieving a proper bobbin tension first makes the upper tension adjustment so much easier.  Look at the difference in these two stitching lines.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Christian showing one last oiling point on the bobbin case assembly.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

First day of the Pearl River Workshop and a few of the Featherweight Facebook friends gathering for a quick photo at the end of the day..

DAY 2

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Getting acquainted and class just beginning.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Cindy cleaning her gears with the lint and gear cleaning brush.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Alice, Terriel and Kathy getting started.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Marva, having a peek inside her machine.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Diana learning the correct amount of lubricant to apply to the gears.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Christian assisting Sandy, who was a real trooper to travel a great distance and attend the class with a broken hand!

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Carmon, giving the class a bit of humor, sniffing a quite odoriferous felt drip pad.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York
JoAnne, Janet and John, with Regina in the background.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Sheila examining her 222K and noting the different oiling points.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Alice, comparing Featherweight oiling points.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

John, above and JoAnne, below - making sure the positioning finger is properly aligned under the throat plate.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Christian assisting Denise

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

John's motor was running pretty slow.  Upon further inspection, there was a bobbin's worth of thread wrapped around the motor pulley!

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

One of the bobbin cases in the workshop was not able to achieve a proper and consistent tension.  Christian used it as an example to show the class how to dismantle the bobbin case spring and clean out from underneath it.  This one had quite a bit of lint and thread fibers under the spring.  He also illustrated that although the screws appear the same, the X on the bottom of the screw always, always marks the spring tension screw.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Not sure which screw goes where?  Turn the screws over and locate the X on the bottom.  That is the one that goes into the hole that adjusts the tension on the bobbin case spring.

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

When we arrived back at our hotel room after the Workshop, we opened a gift bag that had been given to us by one of the workshop participants.  We were totally surprised to find our first New York souvenirs!

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York 

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

New York T-Shirts for Carm and the kids and fabric for moi!

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop - New York

Next up -- touring day in New York City.................

New York City Tour

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