You sure have been a great help to me, Dan ... thank you so much for taking the time to look at the Tacsew for me. I'll ask about the position for loading the bobbin.
I got an elk hide today ... this should be all I need for the black in my interior. I'm going to look at the hides and colors offered on the site you linked to (above) -- looks like they have some really cool hides and they look to be lighter than Mr. Moose's and Mr. Elk's 4.5 ounce weight.
Next week I test the teflon foot on the Singer ... I hope it works!