embroider y members club magazine A u t u m n 2 0 0 0
Customise your clothes & really
make your mark
Make this beautiful bag and
wrap in time for christmas
Top tips for PE-Design users
Get the low down on the
new Super Galaxie 3000
Have you stood on yours...? make
Readers letters &
s it m
Hints & Tips, exclusive offers, free gifts and much more ...
welcome The nights may be drawing in again but what better time
E V E N T S
to stoke up the fire, set up your sewing machine and
spend those long Autumn evenings embroiled in the lat-
est issue of SEW WHAT? Creative Stitches
Cardiff Arena, Cardiff
Our Practical Projects this issue offer you the chance
to really make your mark! We have two very different 3 - 5 November
projects for you to tackle from high fashion to high Design & Technology
society, with Anne Crawford providing both the Hall 8 National Exhibition Centre
inspiration and technical advice. Contact-ICHF
Talking of inspiration, turn to page 7 for the real-life story
9 - 11 November
Knitting & Stitching
of Sister Marie Clune, her work provides an impressive display of both dedication
Harrogate Exhibition Centre
and creativity. Contact-Creative Exhibitions
23 - 26 November
And pat yourselves on the back all those who took the time and trouble to complete
our Reader Survey (summer 2000 issue). We had a fantastic response and gleaned
important information for future product development; a list of the fifty lucky winners
is featured on page 8. January dates
You’ll find reference sheets featuring all of our Embroidery Threads and our Knit, Stitch & Creative Crafts Show
newest ‘Extra Large’ Christmas Designs, for use exclusively with Super Galaxie Sandown Park, Esher
3000, in this issue. They’ll pop straight into your SEW WHAT? binder for future
reference and mark the first in a series of information sheets especially 18 - 21 January
designed to accompany your magazine.
F U T U R E
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so good we have extended the offer - see details below.
Knit, Stitch & Creative Crafts Show
Well, that’s it from me for now so throw another log on the fire and thread up that G-Mex Centre, Manchester
15 - 18 February
General Manager Domestic Products Division
Aberdeen Conference Centre
SPECIAL OFFER. Contact-Aberdeen Conference Centre
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T E A MTALK
Mike was born in Audenshaw, just a stones throw from from the original
Jones Sewing Machine building.
After leaving school, he started his apprenticeship with Brother,
attending Technical College to study electronic engineering. For ticket information contact the show
Working first with sewing machines and then knitting machines, Mike was ABERDEEN CONFERENCE
made team leader when both departments were merged. CENTRE
01224 - 824824
In February this year, after 20 years in the service department he CREATIVE EXHIBITIONS
joined the sales team as a Technical Support Representative. 0208 - 690 8888
Mike’s responsibilities are varied and include exhibitions, telephone and
e-mail queries plus training courses for end users and schools. ICHF
(International Craft & Hobbycraft Fayre)
01425 - 272711
Mike’s technical background, combined with extensive computer
knowledge, establishes him as an industry expert on all aspects of home NATIONWIDE EXHIBITIONS
embroidery and PC based design packages. PE-Design Software is his 0117 - 907 1000
specialist field (turn to page 6 for a low-down on Frequently Asked Questions)
and it is Mike’s dedication to the rapidly expanding IT side of our business
2 which makes him an invaluable member of the Brother Team.
D E T A C H
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Other user-friendly features on the new Super
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designed, you won’t strain your neck turning to large embroidery hoop compatibility, increased
memory card capacity to allow more designs to Do you have a friend with a Brother sewing and
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comfortably and easily. be stored, an on-screen ‘Wizard’ to guide you copy of SEW WHAT? Would they enjoy
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Embroidering is effortless on the Super Galaxie process, ‘Realistic Preview’ modes, and ‘File
Here at Brother, we want to make sure
3000. With one of the largest embroidery hoops and Font’ conversion. that all our customers receive the latest
on the market (160mm x 260mm), you can create PE-Design Version 4.0 retails at
information, hints, and tips about FIE s
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motifs large enough to fit the back of a jacket. And £595.00inc VAT - see your local Brother So in this issue of SEW WHAT? ak 14.99
ssm th £
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Memory Card 57
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started checkout the 71 built-in embroidery
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project MAKE YOUR MARKWITH B
Brother’s latest advertising
campaign is due to hit this
Autumn and incorporates a
fresh, new look. With
strong emphasis on
oozing vitality this
new series of ads
is set to boost the
appeal to a
All of the
campaign has been produced
here at Brother UK on our Super
Galaxie Machines and we
thought it would be fun to spill
the beans, and provide a sneak
preview so that you can make
the customised jeans featured in
Embroidery provides a cost-
effective way to revamp your
• Pair of Cropped Jeans
wardrobe. Those trendy cropped
• Selection of Brother Satin Threads - Gloss Finish (X80928100)
jeans you bought in the Summer
can be given a whole new lease • Brother Bobbin Thread (XA8375001)
of life ready for Autumn, and • Iron-on Cotton Interfacing (X81175001)
because custom embroidery is • Satin Material
as individual as you are - • Contrasting Satin Ribbon (10mm x length)
ints designs and colours can be • Memory Cards No.s 44 & 45
For that personal used to project your personality
making a lasting impression. 6. Carefully trim back all surplus
patterns that are Customising Your Jeans
typically you when interfacing and put to one-side for
1. Un-pick the hem and inside seams
If you collect teddy
of the jeans.
bears for example, Anne Crawford provided the
7. Cut length of satin fabric approx.
choose designs inspiration for these high fashion 2. Apply Iron-on cotton interfacing to
30mm larger than un-picked
from memory card the reverse of all areas up the jean
no. 52 or if cats are trousers, they are fun, funky and jeans width
legs to be embroidered.
your thing memory we all want a pair! And they
cards no. 16 and 35
really are very easy to make, 8. Apply iron-on interfacing to the
are just full of 3. One leg at a time, carefully frame
Anne has outlined the procedure reverse of the fabric and embroider
felines. Better still, if up so that the outside seam is in
you have access to using a mix of designs and colours
step-by-step for our practical the centre of the hoop.
PE-Design software to create a psychedelic effect.
you can create a project this issue but the final N.B. Leave a gap of approx. 50mm
custom design 4.Embroider each leg using a
look is really down to you. from bottom edge of fabric and
yourself and really mixture of patterns and colours.
make your mark! 30mm at top edge when
embroidering to allow room to
5. Repeat the pattern by moving the
attach satin ribbon and add fringing
hoop, using the grid to match up
BROTHER BAG WRAP SET
With the festive season fast
approaching, why not add a
touch of glamour to your
outfits with this attractive ints
sheer wrap and bag set. • You have plen-
ty of fabric so try
WRAP a sample of your
Materials Needed: design first.
• Sheer fabric 200 x 60cm in width.
• Four tassels (optional) • Do not choose a
• Beads (optional) dense design,
• Your choice of Brother SatinThread lace types will
• Bobbin Thread to match work best
This newly pressed crease-line (card 29 or 44)
1. Cut fabric in half lengthways - leaving indicates the finished top edge, or select a design
two pieces of fabric 2m x 60cm. Put
helping to position your Velcro with a definite
one aside foryour matching bag. outline.
strips and handles.
2. Embroider your chosen design,
ensuring you fill your bobbin with 7. Cut the Velcro strips to desired • Use the help
Memory Cards 44 & the same colour as your top thread. size and carefully attach above facility to fast
45 were used to the crease-line. Ensure that you forward and only
create this psychedelic 3. Trim back fabric to desired width and
are working with the right side of sew off the
look, nowadays more neaten the edges of the wrap by narrow
hemming twice or by using a rolled-up the sheer fabric outermost. outline.
commonly referred to
as ‘BOHO’ - a modern hem edge. 8. To attach the handles, take the • The design
interpretation of original 4. Press on a cool setting before applying pre-sewn strips and using the shown is from
hippy styling. Floral and beads or tassels of your choice. crease-line as a guide position card 43, only the
paisley patterns work each end of each strip approx. sixth and seventh
well with vibrant colours BAG 2cm above the crease-line on part of the design
creating a high-fashion has been
Materials Needed: either side of your Velcro tab.
feel to these cropped embroidered.
denim jeans. • Remaining Sheer Material Turn over the open end of each
Be adventurous with your • 50cm Lining Fabric strip to finish neatly and sew in
• Reduce the
colour choice - don’t stick • 50cm Lightweight Wadding place using two rows of tension by one or
to the book, using a mix of • Stitch & Tear Interfacing stitching to secure firmly. two notches - this
colours within one pattern • 10cm Velcro (male & female) will help prevent
9.To create the lining cut two
changes the look • Two Tassels (optional) puckering on the
considerably and enhances
rectangles of lining material
• Beads (optional) 20 x 18cm. With right sides
the end result!
All seams are 1cm together sew up three sides
1. Cut two rectangles of sheer fabric, (left, righ t& bottom) leaving a
wadding and interfacing 30 x 40cm gap of approx. 8cm in the centre
to form the main body of the bag. of the bottom seam.
2. Take one of the rectangles of fabric 10. Place the main body of bag
and layer together with interfacing and inside the lining bag you have
wadding, ensuring sheer fabric is just made, ensuring that the
9. Attach satin ribbon by sewing in uppermost, place into the embroidery right sides of the outer bag and
place above and below hoop. Embroider your chosen design. right sides of the lining bag are
3. Remove embroidered panel from hoop,
and carefully trim back interfacing as 11. Sew along the top edge of both
10.Trim fabric back leaving approx. closely as possible to the embroidery. the lining and outer bag to stitch
25mm below ribbon at bottom Repeat steps 2-3 if embroidering these two elements together.
edge and 10mm above at top reverse of bag.
edge. 12. Carefully pull the outer bag
4. Place panels right sides together and through the gap left in the
sew-up three sides, leaving top edge bottom edge of the lining (step
11.Remove all surplus interfacing. open.Turn out and put to one side. 9)- the lining fabric and the
5. Cut two 25 x 7cm lengths of fabric and outer bag will turn out right
12.Carefully fray satin fabric up to facing, with all seams
lining for handles. Place the lining
ribbon strips to form a fringe top material on top of the sheer fabric and concealed. To finish the lining,
and bottom. treat as one. Fold both outside edges pull out and fold in the raw
into the centre along the full length of edges left around the gap at the
13.Sew embroidered material strip material, creating a strip measuring base and sew .
to bottom of both legs of the 25 x 3.5cm, press on a cool iron setting. 13. To finish, gently push the lining
jeans. Fold strip in half so that the outside back inside the bag and tostitch
edges meet and sew carefully along the around the top edge of the bagto
14.Re-sew inside seams. entire length, creating a narrow hem to secure the handles and ensure
close. Continue to sew a narrow hem a neat edge.
along the length of the folded edge to Both projects designed
15.Turn out and press on a cool 14. Finally, add beads and tassels. and produced by
finish, press on a cool setting. Repeat Anne Crawford.
iron setting. for the second handle.
6. Retrieve the main body of your bag and,
ensuring the right sides are outermost,
take the top open edge and fold over
4cm of material towards the inside of
the bag and press on a cool setting;
unfold the fabric.
PE-Design-Your questions answered...
In the hands of an experienced user PE-DESIGN opens up endless
possibilities, making even the most complex of designs achieveable - and
you don’t need to be a computer wizard to master it. However,
you do need to know what you are doing in order to get the best from this
nifty little package and so we asked our in-house technical guru, Mike Terry,
to give us some pointers. Mike has outlined a selection of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ below to
help you when using this software.
GENERAL FILE UTILITY LAYOUT & EDITING
Do I need a PE-Scan to use Can I accidentally erase my Brother Why can’t I import some embroidery
PE-DESIGN? Embroidery Cards when I load them files correctly?
PE-SCAN is not necessary. Use the into the computer? The file may have been saved or created with an
scanner already connected to your No, these cards are ‘Read Only’ and cannot be incompatible file conversion program. These
computer to scan images and utilise that erased. types of files can not be imported correctly.
data - it will be a BMP (bitmap) file. When
using a scanner, select a setting between What is the maximum number of Why can’t I use certain editing
100-200dpi, and a colour setting of at least functions with a pattern taken from an
stitches that can be entered on an
original card? original card?
Stitch data is compressed to fit on the card, with Some editing functions will not work with data
Should the original image be in taken from an original card; for example,
the amount of stitches dependent on the
colour or does it need to be black compression. On average, approx. 50,000 - changing the size, mirror images, or the ‘Stitch
and white? 55,000 stitches can fit on one card. However, the to Block’ editing function. If you want to edit
Either way, but we recommend black and number of stitches in a pattern can vary these patterns, you should edit the original data.
white. If using a colour image, we depending on the type of machine.
recommend 16 colours or less. Why can’t I select small letters when I
INSTALLATION select my own characters using built-in
What Brother machines are fonts?
compatible with the PE-DESIGN? Why am I getting download errors or The contents of the built-in fonts (capital letters,
All models in the Personal Embroidery problems with the 2.5 version small letters, symbols, numbers, European
System range both past and present. characters) vary between fonts. Click the ‘Font
Selector’ button on the ‘Sewing Attributes Bar’ to
Ensure that version 2.0x is not running at the
Does my computer need to be time of upgrade. If so, shut down all instances of
check the options available for each font.
located near my embroidery PE-DESIGN and re-install the software. You
machine? need version 2.0 or 2.01 in order to upgrade to After I have written my design from the
No, the PE-DESIGN card reader/writer box version 2.5. computer to the original card and
is attached to your computer. The designs placed it into the embroidery machine,
are downloaded to an original memory Why doesn’t PE-DESIGN recognise my can I resize my design?
(flash) card. The card containing the design built-in fonts? Resizing can be done on ‘pre-programmed
is then removed from the reader/writer box cards’ and designs that are built into the
Un-install and re-install PE-D ESIGN using
and inserted into your embroidery machine. SG2100. Resizing for the designs you have from
Brother’ default path settings. A program
installed after PE-DESIGN has interfered with PE-DESIGN must be done on the computer
Tell me about third party products the fonts. using the ‘Stitch to Block’ feature. You can not
that can be used with the change the size of a pattern with the sewing
PE-DESIGN. What benefits do I get upgrading to machine’s editing functions. Use PE-DESIGN to
There are many third party products change the size of the pattern, then save the
PE-DESIGN Version 3.0 from
designed for use with the PE-DESIGN. pattern on the original card.
version 2 & 2.5 ?
However, Brother does not endorse their
Lots...here’s a brief summary:
use and cannot offer service on any sys- Is the stitch count recalculated in the
tems using these third party products. program when a design is changed
Using third party products may also invali- • Fill, satin & programmable fill stitches.
from its original size?
date the warranty. • Editing capability in extra large design Yes, designs will be recalculated according to
page property area the size that has been increased. When you
DESIGN CENTRE import a design, select ‘Stitch to Block’ and then
• Realistic preview function
When assigning colours, how do I • Function for scaling and rotating patterns
stop them bleeding from one area numerically I’ve written the pattern onto the original
into another? • Function for moving patterns and points using card and selected it on the sewing
Use the Point Edit Mode to check the lines of the arrow keys machine, but I can’t change the sewing
the design. Even though the line may look position.
smooth, the points may need to be adjusted to LAYOUT & EDITING ‘Design Page Area’ is selected in the ‘Select
‘close’ the region. If you have imported the • True Type font conversion to embroidery data Sewing Area’ dialogue box. If you want to
design from a paint program and you have change the sewing area with the sewing
‘cleaned up’ the pixels, you still need to check • Vertical text arrangement
machine’s editing functions, change the ‘Select
the points using the Point Edit Mode. • Object Alignment Sewing Area’ setting to ‘Use Existing Design
• Object Selection using Tab key Area.’
What is a BMP file? • File Export - for files in other formats
A BMP file or bitmap file is a graphic file that Why are the results incorrect when I
portrays images at a fixed resolution. This is • Undo & redo buttons added to the toolbar
print the pattern?
the only image format compatible with • Realistic Print Function
You may have an old version of the printer
Design Centre and Layout & Editing.
DESIGN CENTRE driver. Install the newest version of the printer
driver and try printing again.
Why can’t I select the 110 mm x • Drawing Function - create horizontal & vertical
110 mm Design Page Size? lines using pen & line tools
PE-Series embroidery machines have
embroidery frames with an area of 110 mm x PROGRAMMABLE STITCH CREATOR
6 110 mm, but the maximum pattern size stored • Editing functions (cut, copy mirror etc.) NEXT ISSUE:
in the card is 100 mm X 100 mm. You can We’ve got more answers to more technical
select the 100mm x 100mm ‘Design Page questions.
Size’ with the PE-DESIGN.
i v i n e i n s p i r a t i o n
If you are looking for
inspiration to get you stared
on that special project you’ve been
planning - read on...
Sister Marie Clune, of the Liverpool Congregation
of the Sacred Heart of Mary, has dedicated over
100 hours of her time embroidering this
beautiful and finely- detailed banner.
The banner, which measures nearly 2 metres
long and 1 metre wide was made by Sister Marie
to mark the 150th anniversary of the
Congregation and is decorated with designs
created on the Brother PE Design.
The theme of the banner is ‘All May Have Life’
and the embroidered patterns include the
flags of each of the countries in which the
congregation is represented. The centrepiece
of the banner is an ornate cross - the design
of which dates back to 18th century Europe
along with the symbol of the Sacred Heart.
Sister Marie says of her
achievement, “I thoroughly enjoyed Sister Marie Clune sits
proudly alongside her banner
making the banner with my Brother sewing to mark the 150th anniversary
of the congregation.
machine it is
a joy to use. Sister Marie went on to
I was a little explain that the picture of the
wary of Sacred Heart in the centre of
the banner and the leaves
using the r our
te som that surround it were the
PE Design nomina
ir most complicated
software lay the
and w e’ll disp . designs to embroider as they
initially, but section k for all to se
wor required a lot of manipulation
I found that
with Brother’s on the hoop. Her dedication has paid
easy-to-follow off however, and the result is a beautiful piece of
instructions, work that will last for many years to come.
me to replicate Send a photograph of your nominee and
their work, along with a few lines describing the
difficult designs project undertaken to-
onto a computer
screen with no A vestment intricately embroidered using
trouble at all”. the Galaxie 2000 & PE Design SEW WHAT?
by Sister Marie Clune.
Brother UK Ltd
Please send a stamped addressed envelope to
guarantee the return of your photographs, Brother
cannot be responsible for return delivery.
You’ll notice a new feature within SoapBox this issue - ‘News Network’. Developed to keep you
posted on events worldwide by using the Brother global network as carrier pigeon, we intend to scour C ontacts
the internet and electronic notice boards between issues and glean information that you may find STEVE FOTHERGILL
interesting, for inclusion in SEW WHAT?Don’t forget that SoapBox is very much a two way thing and General Manager
relies heavily on your letters to remain both interesting and informative. If you have a problem or a Domestic Products Division
gripe, want to let off steam or lavish praise on the SEW WHAT?Team (flattery will get you everywhere:
Editor) drop us a line.
Talking of gripes Mrs M. Antill was certainly perturbed last issue when she could not get hold of one of MARGARET WORRALL
our memory cards. She wrote in to tell us of her plight and gave us a great idea to boot which earned General Information
her our ‘Star Letter’ award and a box set of matte-finish ‘Country Yarn Threads’ - well done! 0161-931 2343
NURSERY RHYMES FLATTERY GETS YOU EVERYWHERE
AND FAIRY TALES - It seems to me that the Brother SEW WHAT? team SAM KELLY
are very much on the ball as far as Customer Care Course Information
For some time now Service is concerned.No sooner is a suggestion made
I have really been wanting than it is carried out, e.g. punch holes for filing the SEW
a copy of your number 24 WHAT? magazines and staff profiling.
disk ‘Nursery Rhymes’, to use Mike Terry
on my Brother Super I am fairly new to the world of machine embroidery, Technical Information
Galaxie 2000. My local having recently purchased my PE300s, and I have to
supplier says that you say that family and friends are stunned by the excellent
have stopped doing
this one. I was going to
quality of embroidery it produces, especially the
Christmas memory card designs - superb!
write to you at the time of your last SEW
WHAT? magazine, to ask why you could offer I have tremendous fun using my machine and I have to 0161-931 2258
two lucky winners the chance to win one of these, agree with a previous writer to SEW WHAT? there just
when we can no longer buy them. Is my supplier aren’t enough hours in the day to spend sewing.
correct that you have stopped making them?
I have filled in your survey and returned it suggesting I eagerly await each new edition of SEW WHAT? and
that you have a column where people can offer read it from cover to cover. I am looking forward to the
discontinued disks which they no longer want, and day when it will be dropping on my door mat monthly,
people like me could actually buy them? which I am sure will be happening in the not too distant
Mrs M. Antill - Addlestone, Surrey. future.
Mrs S. Campbell - Westerham, Kent
Editor: Firstly, may I reassure all our readers, that Extra Stitch
Memory Card No. 24 is in fact still very much available, with no Editor: SEW WHAT? has been well received and the whole
plans for it to be discontinued.Due to high demand, however, this team are delighted by the positive response. With compliments
card has been temporarily out of stock, which may account for flooding in our team have been eager to find ways of increasing
the confusion. the flow of information and already this issue you will have
noticed reference sheets accompanying the main publication.
We like your idea of some kind of Brother ‘Swap Shop’with older Plans are also afoot to develop additional update sheets,
or discontinued Memory Cards and are currently investigating between issues and after that?- well you’ll just have to wait and
the feasibility of introducing Discount Schemes or Trade-In see!
Policies for Embroidery Club Members. In the meantime, if any-
one has any other suggests that might benefit Embroidery Club
Members, let us know.
World Quilt Carnival
Following our quilting project in issue three, we’ve got our hands on a release hot off the Press
This official announcement made by Mr Matsubara, Mayor of Nagoya City, on 4th September 2000
signals the public launch of ‘The World Quilt Carnival Nagoya 2002’.
Says Mr Matsubara, “Quilting is an activity with deep roots in Western culture, and is
attracting an increasing number of fans in Japan.”
The three day event is intended to promote international communications, with works from quilting
associations in North America, Europe and Australia being exhibited, whilst providing a networking
forum for quilters around the globe and introducing this region, its people and its culture, to the rest of
of Summer 2000’s Reader Survey
competition each receiving a copy of the
the world. Brother Embroidery Design Boutique
Visitors are also encouraged to participate in a ‘Jumbo Quilt Contest’, the idea is to bring along
unwanted materials or clothing and use this fabric to create the largest quilt ever!
C.McEwan McGregor, Bracknell. K. Butfield, Truro. A.Pepall, Kent.
W. Hutson, Burgess Hill. V. Hopwood, nr Ormskirk.
Brother Industries Ltd., Nagoya, Japan will be lending their support to the event and although it is not
I. Hartland, Scotland. J. Marshall Russell, Herts.
clear how this will manifest itself, we will keep you all posted on proceedings. You never know, A. Henry, Rochester. G. Griffith, Caernarfon. B. Garratt, Kent.
if examples of quilting are requested from the UK, that ‘Ohio Star Quilt Pattern’ and instructions last D. Shire, London. A. Guard, Manchester. J. Webb, Kent.
issue, may come in handy! A. Stafferton, Huntingdon. M. Campbell, Surrey.
E.Roscoe, Stockport. N. Edwards, Northwich. D. Hayes, Hants.
P Mills, Cirencester. R. Wood, Grainthorpe. M. Horsfield, Preston.
(Editor: Refreshing to see that it is not only us here at SEW WHAT? who appreciate the Art of Quilting and recognise
M. Holmes, Wakefield. D. Sherwood, Lancs. S. Clark, Millom.
it as a growing trend!) A. Henderson, Staffordshire. A. McAvoy, Salford.
M. Proctor, Cornwall. J. Stowart, Herts. M. Percy, Mansfield.
C. Sheehan, Herts. P Banham, Essex. B. Martin, Manchester.
J. Barman, Rhyl. A. Harding Davies, Holyhead.
P Lemin, West Sussex. V. Charge, St Neots. M. Holdaway, Surrey.
D. Stocker, Herts. J. Westwood, Wakefield.
C. Edwards, West Midlands. P Chalmers, North Uxbridge.
Brother UK Ltd. Audenshaw Manchester M34 5JD .
J. Al-Hussaini, Surrey. P Aldred, Bolton. Z. Herbert, Ireland.
Tel: 0161-931 2343 Fax: 0161-931 2213 www.brother-uk.com M. Milne, Scotland. V. Spear, Kent. D. Shepherd, Kent.
All information correct at the time of printing, all specifications subject to change without notice. All trademarks acknowledged. V. Ferrier, Scotland. K. Blythe, Herts. B. Davidson, Leicestershire.