Overlocker Mayhem

It all started when I had to change the colour of thread on my 3 thread over locker.
I usually join the new thread to the old one & pull it through the threadway.
Weeeeeell ! The thread broke didn't it. So, I got the instruction sheet out, as you can see - clear as mud :)
A couple of days later, I was no further advanced, so both Bernie & I combined our efforts, & with a torch, tweezers & much cursing, of "how could ELNA make such a stupidly thread machine", we finally got it working tonight.
Black is the thread for some time to come :D
I bet some of you can identify with me :D
That does look like a complicated machine. I am glad you guys had the patience, I don't know that I would have.
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Worked in the fashion industry, so I know just how devilish these machines could be! Luckily for me, I was at the clothing design desk and have never had to thread one! That actually seems to be the nicest threading print out I've ever seen! With that and your embroidery machine, you've got a nice pair of toys!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Yep that other bad machine with the odd threading path sleeps in the back of the sewing closet. Maybe sometime if it can behave properly, it will be allowed to be seated next to the well behaved equipment. I doubt that will be soon! Great shot to show your pain!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Oh, Mum! One reason why I never overlocked anything I sewed on the Elna... I never wanted to throttle the overlocker by losing my temper with it. :)
posted October 3rd, 2010  
Should have called me, I love a puzzle and rethreading these units. Fun pic and story to boot.
posted October 3rd, 2010  
My sewing machine was bad enough with 1 spool and 1 bobbin. THIS looks impossible for anyone but a mechanical engineer. What sadist designed this device and what does it do?
posted October 3rd, 2010  
I totally know your dilemma here, I've been through it several times myself so I laugh but I laugh with you not at you :-) They are worth the hassle though in my opinion..
posted October 3rd, 2010  
Um, yes, I can! My sewing machine & overlocker are in storage at the moment, but I know that the overlocker is threaded wrong because I had the same problem last time I used it! It went into storage unfixed! So that'll be fun at some stage in the future. Mine came with a demonstration video though, so I'll have to use Mum's VCR!
posted October 4th, 2010  
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