STORAGE EQUIPMENT

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STORAGE EQUIPMENT

– Drawers

– Wardrobes

– Hangers

– Drawers

– Large enough to carry the work

– Have smooth finishing

– For storing all needlework

– Should be lined with a clean paper or cloth

Wardrobes

– Should have a smooth finish

– Should be lockable

– Should have a rod or nail for hanging

– Used for hanging complete and incomplete garments

– Clean regularly and place moth balls occasionally

Hangers

– Have assorted sizes

– Should be made of smooth wood plastic or metal

– Should be strong and wide

– Used for hanging complete or incomplete garments.

– Dust occasionally to keep clean.

Others:

– Thimble

– Stiletto

– Bodkin

– Embroidery loop

– Pressing cloth

– Sleeve board

– Thimble

– Should fit on the middle finger.

Others

– Metal thimbles last longer, especially those made of stainless steel.

– Ensure that the metal ones do not have rough edges that may damage the thread and fabrics.

Choice and Care

– It is used to push the needle through the fabric.

– It also protects the finger from needle pricks.

Wear on the correct finger.

Stiletto

– Must be sharp

– Should be thick enough to leave holes on the fabric

– Should be smooth not to spoil the fabric

– Used for making holes and eyelets

– Do not drop as the point will become blunt

– Bodkin

– Eye must be large.

– Point should be blunt so that it does not pierce through the work when it is in use.

– Used for threading elastic cords, ribbons and tapes through casings or eyelets.

– Store in the needlework box.

– Embroidery Loop

– Choose according to the work

– Similar to ironing board but small

– Used for pressing small shaped articles such as cuffs and sleeves

– Choose lint free clothes that are closely woven

– Used for dampening when pressing.

– Wash and store after use.

Students are read the following:

TRANSFERRING PATTERN MARKINGS

BASIC SEWING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE EQUIPMENT/MACHINE

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