Treadle Sewing Machine & Kittens Keychain
Treadle sewing machines could be found in almost every house at one time. Sewing skills were passed down from mother to daughter for generations. Today the sewing machine may be housed in a sewing room and the seamstress happily making gifts, clothing and perhaps quilts. The treadle sewing machine has earned its place in Americana. As a boy I can remember listening to the soft clickety click of the treadle sewing machine as my grandmother was sewing and I played on the floor. But treadle sewing machines were not exclusive to the woman of the house. Dressmakers, tailors, seamstresses, couturiers and clothing manufacturers also used treadle sewing machines. It is true most treadle sewing machines in the home found its user to be a seamstress or dressmaker rather than a male tailor. However, sewing machines are a prized piece of Americana because the treadle sewing machine was a part of so many lives of both men and women. From seamstress and dressmaker to tailor and couturier, sewing clothing to stitching quilts , the treadle sewing machine is a part of countless wonderful memories for many. Perhaps this is why the treadle sewing machine is a favorite image frequently seen as wall decor in sewing rooms today. This treadle sewing machine image is part of a collection of best seller images of Americana art belonging to an on going series of images of farms, sewing machines, outhouses, schoolhouses, churches, barns, birds, lighthouses plus Amish landscapes, buggies, and buildings created by Richard Neuman in his rural studio near McComb, Ohio. For 50 years Richard’s art has been continually evolving. During most of his early Americana work he used pens, brushes and watercolors. Each barn painting in this farm art series was created this way. Today he creates the images in these series using a computer. Richard has recently converted the Americana originals into digitized art of very high quality. In his studio many steps using Photoshop and several other computer art programs are blended together with fifty years of art experience to create this treadle sewing machine image for you as a seamstress, tailor, couturier, dressmaker or quilter to enjoy in your sewing room or sewing business.