Anybody miss me? I’m here, just very busy. Today is the last day of a class I’ve been having with a student who is a joy -and a job- to teach. Truthfully, all my students have been a pleasure to work with. This one though… is like painting a very dry piece of wood. It doesn’t matter how much paint you put on the brush, the wood soaks it all, drying almost as quickly as you lay it, needing another two or three coats of paint. That’s not a complaint; it’s fun and challenging to teach someone like this. Anyone who has taken a class with me knows the pace I set is very intense and with a lot of content, perhaps too much but I want to make sure I’m giving very good value. This student works and absorbs material at least four times faster than anyone I’ve ever worked with. You have to be on top of it to stay ahead of someone like that.
The teaching wasn’t all one way, she taught me how to tie knots in a thread. My knots have always been an unmitigated disaster, so embarrassingly bad I never want anyone to watch me doing it. She said Candace Kling taught her this way to tie off knots. Not having the video camera, Mr.Fashion-Incubator used my digital camera for the short clip. Some frames are a bit blurry but the content is clear. Hope you find it useful.
Before I forget, Chicago area designers should make plans to attend the wholesale fabric and trim show which will be held the 21st and 22nd at the Merchandise Mart. I’ll remind you about it again next week.
As always, here’s the entries published on this site over the past five years with about 2,000 more in the archives. See you tomorrow.
October 1,through October 7, 2006
It all starts here 2
Why contractors won’t partner with you
Non disclosure agreements, myths and patents
Adventures in overseas manufacturing pt.2
Business plan template
A fun little quiz
October 1,through October 7, 2007
Three nifty hand tools
Miracle in Hong Kong 2
Lean Laundry 2
Asia Pacific Leather Fair Fashion Access Show Recap
Indie designer goes to Hong Kong 1
Why I went to Hong Kong to buy fabric
Indie designer goes to Hong Kong 2
Naming a product line pt.68
Indie designer goes to Hong Kong 3
October 1,through October 7, 2009
How to fire your contractor -or someone you like
How to be a successful designer
Should you go to fashion school?
Production pattern making class
Will you need to do a recall?