Machines and Makers Call Out

Mundaring Arts Centre and the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society would love your help showcasing the fabulous Machines and Makers community festival of events centred around the use of old and new sewing machines from 1850’s to 1980.

Does anyone have one of these old machines tucked away?

Do you have a functioning treadle machine you would like to give an airing?

Got any stories about your Gran or your Mum using one?

Do you have any hand or machine-sewn garments that have a story attached?

Do you know someone who sewed horse blankets?

Know anyone who worked at the Comfort Slipper Factory in Northam, or at the shirt factory in Midland?

Machines and Makers is interested in finding out about any sewers and makers in the Shire of Mundaring and immediate region. We would love to see pictures of your old sewing machines and to hear some stories about their use. If you have a working treadle machine and would like to join a huddle or is it muddle of other treadle machines, let us know, we may have just the event for you.


Mundaring Arts Centre phone (08) 9295 3991, email > , or share pictures and stories on our Facebook page > 

Or call Heli Donaldson Project Coordinator 0410 399 690