Olivier’s project – week one and half

The last project, before Olivier can go back to textile creativity is our workshop room which needs insulating the walls and insulating and putting down new floor.

We had to do a lot of planning and believe me that started already on the Island. We knew the size of the room, so started to think of the layout of tables and the size of the tables, and also height of the tables – you need different height for sitting behind sewing machine and different height for cutting the fabrics or making some felt! Now all the decisions have been made, the tables will have trestle instead of legs, which means we can easily position the height for anybody’s needs. And this is what the layout will be, in the case we have done all the calculations right. Otherwise we’re up to shifting furniture round and round.

workshop layout

We will have 3 groups of tables each sitting four students (red dots are chairs), each student will have a table 1,5m x 0.75m ( 60″ x 30″ ) plus there will be higher cutting tables along the walls together with ironing boards. After all those other variants I really love this one, now we just need to hope it will work the same way in reality as it does on the paper.

Here are some pictures of Olivier’s work in progress ….

room ready
Room is ready, everything not needed is in the storage.

 

olivier ready
And Olivier is ready as well … to saw, cut, hammer and screw

 

And the work has started
And the work has started

workshop

Now two walls have also the insulating
Now two walls have also the insulating

 

 

And the wall we didn't need to insulate has most of the plasterboard on
And the wall we didn’t need to insulate has most of the plasterboard on
The expression on Oli's face full of desperation and tiredness is exactly how he felt when changing the door.
The expression on Oli’s face full of desperation and tiredness is exactly how he felt when changing the door.
But he made it and we have sturdy fire exit door.
But he made it and we have sturdy fire exit door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is still a lot to do, but we’re getting there, and we’re planning to have the first workshops up and running in the middle of May!!

Thank you for reading

Vendulka

 

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2 comments

  1. Looks like a serious project, Vendulka, lots of work for Olivier ~ no wonder he looks exhausted. But it will be worth it when you have students sitting at all those tables and the shop is buzzing with activity! 🙂

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