Collecting and restoring Artisan Chainstitch Machines.
I am dedicated to antique handcrank embroidery chainstich machines such as Cornely, Bonnaz, Singer, Lintz & Eckhardt and Schirmer Blau & Co.
As a Designer and Illustrator I am always on the hunt for unseen illustration techniques, one day I stumbled into an artwork done with an antique chainstitch machine and I began digging deeper – that’s how my addiction for these machines started and never let go. I love the moment when a machine that has been sitting for years finally starts stitching again – that’s why I spend way to much time with screwdriver and spanner rather than stitching patches and jackets.
My collection spans about 15 machines at the moment. There are always a few I am willing to give in good hands and I am always looking for new ones to work on. Currently a postbed model like Cornely ACH, BCH or LGCH to embroider hats would be my dream come true. Please hit me if you got one.
When I started out I found almost no information at all about this near lost artform – this site is here to change that. I am working on tutorials explaining the basic functions and setting up an essential chainstitch link and book collection.
Looking for a special machine?
Just contact me – with a little luck I might have the perfect machine for you.
Chains connecting the world.
Chainstitching brings people together – I found likeminded friends all over the world and have sent machines to USA, Japan, Switzerland, France, Spain, Austria and Germany. Great to see this fascination beeing shared worldwide.