Welcome to Treadle Treasures. Let me give you some insight into the people behind the name. I am privileged to be a stay-at-home mom, taking care of my children. My husband helps me manage my sewing business when he comes home from work. Our family enjoys simple country living: going for walks, raising a garden, attending church, helping our neighbors, and going camping.
I started creating reproduction Civil War items several years ago. My clients appreciate the quality of my work, attention to detail, and authenticity. I have sewn for re-enactors, museums, theaters, a film producer, and many clients just like you. I started the business several years ago and have become an attraction at local craft shows as I sew on my antique treadle sewing machine, dressed in period clothing. My husband and I have decided to expand our clientele by offering my items through this site. We believe you will appreciate the high quality products, the fair prices, and the quick service.
I personally make all of the products I sell, right here in America. I try to purchase my supplies from American companies as well. Most of the items created at Treadle Treasures are done on a 1914 White Rotary and an 1889 Singer treadle sewing machine. Minimal sewing is done on a modern electric machine. My collection of treadle sewing machines is on display in our home.
You may have seen our products on Ebay. Their changes have led us to branch out to new selling venues. We may still keep some of our products listed there, but we wish to try selling in a different environment. Feel free to check out our store, Treadle Treasures, on Ebay, although our prices will be better on this site. We met some great customers and built solid feedback as sellers. Our gracious clients left some wonderful messages in the feedback section which will give testimony to our products and service.
In addition to my products, I also give presentations at local schools and community events. My topics have included the Civil War, Cooking, Sewing, School, and Everyday Life during the 1860's. My favorite presentation is to dress up as a schoolmarm and take the students back to life in a classroom more than a century ago. I give lessons from an 1840's math book. The kids are enthralled and remember so much from from this living history presentation.
I hope to make you a satisfied customer. We try hard to give you our best service and quality products. As you can see above, we live simple but full lives. Our Lord and our family come before you, but we will do our best to work with you.
Heather and Andy