Sunday, 24 February 2013

Kinda-sorta fixing a fault

What's wrong with this picture?

That's right, I made a boo-boo. One of those black bars is narrower than the others. It's not supposed to be.

So what happened?

Yup, I sleyed the same dent twice. I didn't do my checks thouroughly enough, I made a mistake and didn't notice it until I was several inches into the cloth.

Thank goodness I'm only designing and not producing, or else I'd have had to cut off, resley and tie on again.


I consulted with a classmate and she concurred with me that the simplest thing would be to simply cut out the extra white ends. That way the black would fill up and look better and the slight narrowing of the white band is not quite as noticeable either. Also, the handle I was going for is retained. So that's good.

Anyway, there we are. It's not perfect, but it'll have to do. It's quite possible noone would notice except me. Though I know I'm the kind of person who's going to be bothered by it, even if it wasn't my own cloth. It'll be ok though, it's just a design cloth so it's fine.

Sometimes the only thing you can do is make the best of a bad situation, analyse what went wrong and try to work better checks into your routined to prevent it from happening again.


Laura Fry said...

No matter how many checks you have, no matter how experienced you are, mistakes happen. :(


Andrew Kieran said...

I know, but I like to get close to making no mistakes. I guess this is why we always warp a little longer than we need to weave