Monday, 4 October 2010

Horizon Project Day @ Hobkirks in Blackburn

Founded in 1903 by Mr William Hobkirk, Wm Hobkirk & Son began trading from Salford, Blackburn (Not Manchester). William was joined by his son Edgar Hobkirk then in the 60's by Edgar's son and William's grandson Peter Hobkirk.
Mark Hobkirk, seen below on the left, joined the company in 1993 and in June of 2005 became Sales Director, with Peter Hobkirk as Company Chairman.
The company continues to trade from their head office on Darwen Street, Blackburn with a satellite branch still operating from Bury.
Hobkirks is a wonderful shop for not only sewing machines, but haberdashery, quilting, paper crafts and jewerly making.... well worth a visit next time you are in the area! They have a busy class room with all sorts of sewing and craft workshops, check out the link below for more information on the shop and workshops.
Tatiana and Martin, who both work at Hobkirks couldn't help them selves.. and had to join in the Test Drive sewing!
Even Martin had ago at using the lettering features and combining lettering and decorative stitches. Tatiana loved the Acufeed Sewing Foot on the new Horizon and how effortlessly it sews through thick and uneven layers!

The Janome Acufeed system is only found on the Horizon 7700QCP and the Janome 6600P.

And the wonderful quilting marking on the new needle plate!

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