And the tank.... it only needs to be filled up about once a week. As a high-temperature-and-super-steam-loving gal, when it comes to irons, that feature means a LOT to me! (A pet hate of mine is filling the iron every five minutes).
The domestic steam station I bought (on Ebay) last year hasn't really cut the mustard. It spits water rather than steam, and right now is shooting more steam through the end of the handle than through the plate. A good brand but I think I bought a dud. We live and learn.
And you know, I love Blogland. I love that I can devote a whole post to writing about an iron and expect that more than a few people will find it interesting, and might even have something to share on the subject.
That's why I'm looking forward to the Sew It Together convention. The chance to hang out with a bunch of other people who can wax lyrical about the joys of a teflon plate and get excited about the blissfull sound of high-pressure steam through fabric.... well, let's just say its got me a bit skippy-hoppy-happy.
I was in Ikea yesterday, stocking up on display items for the Stitches and Craft Show (and, ahem... other assorted handy things that I never knew I needed) and I bought a few boxes of cheap champagne flutes for the little Friday Night Shindig on the 14th May. It occurred to me that I should organise some sort of formal RSVP thing so I can be in some way prepared.
We've relocated to the downstairs boardroom at the Brunswick Business Incubator from 5pm, but when everyone is in we can have a tour upstairs to the studio (so you can visit my new iron).If I know how many folks will be there, I could quite possibly cater adequately with enough drinks for everyone and a plate or two of eatables. I'd also really appreciate it if a few locals could bring a plate of something to share - if you can do food (edited to add: don't worry about drinks - that's my shout) please let me or Sheridan know - by Monday 10th May if at all possible.