Hi, I'm Mel


(Mel) #1

I do a bit of everything, but at home I mostly do fibre arts (spinning wool into yarn, knitting/crochet/embroidery,etc.). I’ve semi-recently finished a year long course in model making, for props, sets and puppets for stop-motion.

I’m familiar with the common wood shop tools and have been a woodturner (not so much now, lack of a lathe at home). I’d love to learn how to metal work.

I also do a bit of arduino/electronics and 3D printing at home (ender3!). I hope to use the lasercutter at the space from time to time.

I don’t know that I’ll be at the space more than a few times a month, but if you see me, feel free to chat.


(Esther Gladstone) #2

Hi Mel

Welcome to the space. I’m sure your knowledge in fibre arts would be handy in the textile area, and it is always good to have more turners too!

I look forward to see you at the space.


(Mel) #3

Hi Esther. I’m hoping to have a sort through of the textiles area, at the least. I’m not familiar with the machines currently there, but at least I can organize the fabrics/supplies!


(Dermot Jones) #4

That’d be great

@techfolderkites is the most active current textiles tech, so liaise with him

Would be great to get a few interested members in to have a good go at that corner

@peter_hellyer did we organise servicing for the sewing machines?


(Zachary De Santos) #5

Hi this is Zack. I’m in today for a couple of hours


(Zachary De Santos) #6

At the moment there are two projects on the table in progress and a dalek on the floor, looks like the darlek is busy making giant size embroidery tools, first non human to join us at the textile area who seem legitimately busy on a textile project


(Zachary De Santos) #7

There is a mass of unlabeled black fabric, if it is shared use or not we should label it. Some work can be done to reclaim explicit textiles tools/area bits and remind people to plan where to store work and always leave the space as you would like to find it.


(Zachary De Santos) #8

@Esther_Gladstone have we used our textiles budget this month? We should stock up everything and make sure we are up to date


(Zachary De Santos) #9

I have messaged Mel about work making the area accessible again from this Monday


(Dermot Jones) #10

The huge bag of blackout drapes in the snug is awaiting a plan - possibly being donated to Station Hall for their movie nights


(Mel) #11

Hi all,

Sorry about the silence. I’ve had a few things pop up and got a bit busy. I’ll work with @techfolderkites for textiles. I hope to see some of you at the member’s meeting Tuesday. I won’t mess with the textiles section until I know more. :slight_smile:

Mel