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| Posted by Christian Henry

What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - June 2022

Here at the Featherweight Shop, we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we receive.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but there may be other items that very few individuals have ever seen or heard of before. For the month of June 2022, here are some of our recent finds: We delight in finding employee pins from Singer like this '5...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Singer Manufacturing Company During The World War Years

Walking over a glass bridge suspended above a field of 9,000 poppies representing the nine million lives lost was such a sobering experience during the Henrys' visit to the World War I museum in 2015. After such an impression, the entire family decided to make a return visit in 2022 after the Featherweight Maintenance Workshop at Missouri Star Quilt Company. Carmon, April, Ruthie, Christian, and Joy were accompanied by Wendy, The Featherweight Shop Office Manager, to revisit some of the most notable exhibits, including Singer Featherweight related displays. Glass bridge viewing the 9,000 poppies below at the World War I...


| Posted by Christian Henry

What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - November 2021

Here at the Featherweight Shop, we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we get in.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but we are sure there are others that very few have ever seen or heard of.  For the month of November 2021, here are some of our recent finds:   We were ecstatic to find this beautiful Italian Centennial pin from...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Stitching With A Piece of Art

Needles are the tools that weave the strands of beautiful cross-points, embroider delicate designs, mend favorite stuffed animals of our children, and much more. These timeless designs are made possible by the tools that are expertly crafted by artisans that have perfected their skills after years upon years of practice. The Tulip Needle Company's tradition of producing extraordinary sewing needles while honoring their founder's legacy of creating high quality needles that are reliable and easy to use.   History of the Hiroshima Needle Located in the beautiful mountainside of Japan's Hiroshima region, Kake, is Tulip's needle making factory. Accounting for over...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Shop Talk: Victory Gardens

Welcome back to Shop Talk with The Featherweight Shop! Shop Talk is our local chit chat with The Featherweight Shop staff, gathering around our dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. We love to share patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and getting a smile and a delight about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. We consider Shop Talk the fun tidbits of news! ***** Vintage Victory Garden Advertisement. Image Source: The Laurel of Asheville During WWII, Victory Gardens were a way for the nation to come together...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Why We Love Quilting ~ Happy National Quilting Day!

  Here at The Featherweight Shop, we are overjoyed to have a day dedicated to the celebration and history of quilts! We always love a good reason to share our favorite quilting stories, patterns, fabrics and more!  National Quilt Day came to be on June 22, 1991 in Lincoln, NE during the 22nd Annual Quilt Show. The National Quilting Alliance passed the resolution that created National Quilt Day every third Saturday of March. Presently, National Quilt Day is celebrated across the country with all types of quilty fun!  Stories of Love for Quilting ~ Quilting for Country ~   While...

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