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“What do others think?” I wonder inside my head, with the voice I use to talk myself through all my challenges. I am practiced, precise, and scattered. Or not really very good at anything but I once was very good at sewing.

Thinking of my sewing business: I was fussy and focused. I worked hard to balance speed with good quality.  I went off the rails regularly. Off the rails is kinda skidding out onto the road with too much work. Going along to fast for too long a period. Skidding to a halt or tumbling with a load of things. And of course taking longer because of cock-ups and M.S.

To redo, refund, or just be astonished at my dumb mistakes was always humiliating. My pride in making things was a legend in my family.

Soon I’d learned html, had created a product, photographed it, and was taking orders doing good sales. Disappointingly, I wasn’t able to take it to the next level. The internet being, then still somewhat unimaginable. More later.

Nevertheless, I got an interview about my small fledgling and the Cobourg press broadcast it on tv. I was proud and embarrassed at the same time.

I made 24 and they sold for $50.00 a bag. They were made from medium heavy tapestries which i bought at bargen prices in Trenton’s off sizes fabric bin. An out of the way ends outlet. I figured out how to make these bags quick and easy. I add machine embroidery.  This was a colossal time sink.  Unlike the bags the embrodery machine took a lot of practice. Designs to longer. And so I charged for transfering them into my PEF format.

Anyway, the bags themself, they were quick and pretty easy. I thought I would make a business of them. I have lots of zipper left if someone wants to market those up. Contact me and I will come up with a licencing fee.

I hear curling is still popular.

Studio226

Fitch Elron-d

 

Bored of bags, I moved on.

I made gowns, bathing suits, tent covers. Anything you could imagine being covered in fabric.

 

Curling bags (I bet they would still sell.)

 

 

syncro-servo

mechanical/electro/magnetic

start-up

capacitor release

when two differently charged plates sit after discharge.

repetition.

power required is manual.

 

gepress and hold:

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