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  • Happy Accident or Tragic Accident

    Posted on December 12th, 2012 Ge No comments

    All through a design process, there are so many things that can go wrong. For example, I wanted to use the fabric lab so I brought needle and thread and it turned out I needed a orientation to be able to work in there. I waited a day later to get the orientation,  materials and get the key because there is only one copy. Finally I got into the shop, the needle keep hitting the fabric guide. The teacher was gone and nobody could help me. I went screen printing the back of my book but there was a drop of paint on the table, which stained what was the front of my book.  When I make the screen, the light machine was broken. When we go print, the printer is out of ink. T here are so many possibilities that anything can go wrong.

    My understanding of the solution is to be better at time management and be able to foresee what’s gonna happen and be prepared for them.

  • Sewing–Textile lab + Joanna’s

    Posted on December 12th, 2012 Ge No comments

    Today I went to Joanna’s to get supply to sew in the lab. There are a huge collection of sewing stuff. Luckily, I got help from the worker there and got all the necessaries. Since there is only one key to get in, I waited for the key holder to come to studio. Finally around 11p.m. I went to the lab and started sewing. First, I went to find the manual, all the pictures are blurry and confusing, so I did my best to understand them and wind the machine. Then I got a spare piece of fabric and start practicing. The seam seems fine but not as good as I expected so I thought it was because my skill. I practice little more like how to turn fabric around the corner etc. When I actually start sewing, the thread keep escaping from the needle so I have to thread it every 3 seconds. All the sudden, the needle break in half because it hit the cloth guide. Then I switch to a new machine(threading read manuals etc ) It break again. I ran out of needle so I had to leave. Sewing mechine are really hard to work with but I believe that the more experience you have the better it will be. But overall , it was still a fun experience because I did learn a lot. In the end, end up sewing by hand.