natalie fergie
natalie fergie
 

The Sewing Machine

This is my debut novel, inspired by an old Singer catalogue, and the many-coloured threads I found wrapped around the bobbins of my Singer 99K. 
The links below will take you to photographs and notes I made during my research.

I will also included some reviews of the book and a page which tells you where to buy (or borrow) your own copy.

 
 
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The Catalogue

I discovered this catalogue, dated 1929, in the drawer of an 1897 treadle sewing machine. I assume that after 32 years, the owner was thinking about a new machine. 
The Singer 99K which was the inspiration for the novel is featured in the catalogue, and I bought my machine from a lady who lived in Clydebank, just a couple of miles from the factory where it was made.

 
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THE BOOK

The book is available now. It can be ordered from any UK bookshop, just ask them and they will be delighted to get you a copy. 

It is in stock in several independent bookshops, and can be downloaded as an ebook as well. 

Follow the link for more information.

 
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Locations and Research

I will add photos of locations and also images of some of the research here soon.