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Does anyone know of a cam to use in an Elna Carina that makes a stitch very similar to french entredeux? What is the cam number?

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I am certain that we demonstrated this stitch with voile or hankerchief linen and using a wing needle and fine silk thread or rayon machine embroidery thread with the turkish hemstitch cam, cam number 140.

For the non heirloom sewers out there entredeaux looks like this.

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Here is disc 140in the Elna discs sampler flyer
I am a member of the yahoo newsgroup called "Elna Heirlooms" and the following image was contributed by a member. I believe that members also liDoes anyone know of a cam to use in an Elna Carina - tally_girl_47.jpg they may wish to sell.

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Or you could contact White sewing centre to order this cam if you don't already have it.
www.whitesewingcenter.com

If you find these images are just too small, feel free to email me on [email protected] and I'll send you the jpgs.

Posted on Jul 13, 2011

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