Forum Comments

Knowledge & Experience
In General Discussions
James C.
Jan 18, 2022
I love this conversation and it makes me feel at home. I was an instructor in the US Navy, and an IT instructor since out, for the last 20 years. I teach my students and staff the same way I want to be taught, which is sharing the why, of the who, what, where and when list. Most instructors leave out the 'Why" unless they use the 'Because I said So ... Because that is how it was designed" or similar. Then they do not share as much information because they have their own assumptions. I start no training with assumptions, when it is an open class. I assume everyone is a completely blank slate and I work from there. This class for me, I am a blank slate. I have learned to sew throughout my life, being taught by my mom and 2 generations of grandmothers.... but I never learned professional terminology. My answers were, do what the a pattern says.... This will never be a career for me, but so far, the videos have ignited a passion to learn as much as I can. With that said, these classes being Global, if timer permits, could we get some videos- similar to the sticking videos - which explain the differences in the types of thread we will need for the different tasks, as well as explanation of the different types of fabric found in the different parts from the Suit Materials, Silesia, the Holland, the sleeve lining vs back lining if any and what materials to use (satin or other) . I am in USA and when I go to any fabric store within an hour in an any direction, finding cotton thread for the basting and stitch marks is impossible, They all have tried to five me quilting thread.. then finding the thread for the finishing, the silk and then the button holes, the fusing and finally the bias tape... There are so many selections, and I do not have the words to describe exactly what I need and so far, none of the staff are educated enough to understand what I need when I explain what I am doing and what I am looking for in my ignorant terms. I apologize for the length. I am a new student, day one level and there is a lot I do not know. I am not sure if there are others like me jumping in feet first this green, but I am ready to drink from the firehose. Thanks for any pointers...
0
0

James C.

More actions