Hey everyone. I wanted to share my proposal for building out the textiles area. It’s long-ish, but the summary is:
- Clear out the area (it will take over 1/2 of coworking)
- Repair lighting overhead, and add some power outlets
- Assemble desks for sewing machines, and get a new chair for each
- Build central work table
- Buy additional machines and supplies in an incremental fashion, as the space fills out
And if this is an area you have either expertise in, or interest in helping with, I’d love to know who you are. I’ve got some mobility challenges, so I’ve got some limits on my physical contributions, but this is an amazing community, and I know we’ve got tons of experience out there.
One high value help would be for someone to do some maintenance on our Juki industrial machine. It needs a new belt, and for someone to do a thorough cleaning/oiling.
There are also a few items that would be great to gather second hand, and it would be great to have several in the community looking for those things. Examples include a dress form, clothing hanging rack on wheels, and so on. Please clear donations to this area through me or James.
Thanks to @annaB for her ideas in putting this together, @cjp for the great example proposal for the electronics lab, @jamesfreeman for most of the ideas on vinyl cutting, heat press, sublimation printing, and for all the work that has already been done in the space.