I thought that you were wanting a Sewing Awl, they are abtainable from Saddle shops, and you will be surprised what you can sew with them, I mend all our horse covers using one, and any saddlery that is needed fixing gets that used on it as well.
No Rae, what I am after is like a sewing machine but very robust. It has a narrow foot to enable long, thin objects to be slid over it and the drive is a bigger than normal wheel with a hand roll around the edge. No motor and belt but sometimes a small handle protruding from the drive wheel.
Renewable power systems - hydro, wind and solar.
Grid tie and off grid (stand alone)