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OMG How not to do it!

Marniesews

OMG How not to do it!
« on: February 09, 2020, 13:43:37 PM »
Want to find a machine suitable for children promoted by a company clearly expert in this field?

I know we've all seen examples of this in ebay and stock images used online but this is a well-known retailer of fabric and associated sewing goods in southern England. GBSB must be so proud to have their name associated with this image too.

The image may not be theirs but how can this sit on their website selling this product and aimed at children??? There's a neat little finger protector that will trap their fingers in place nicely just in case the needle doesn't get them at the first attempt when used as demonstrated.  :S
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StitchinTime

Re: OMG How not to do it!
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 13:57:14 PM »
A UK sewing magazine has been using a similar photo to promote their Dressmaker of the Year on social media.

Marniesews

Re: OMG How not to do it!
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2020, 14:21:07 PM »
No wonder all her sewing projects are unfinished.

Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50m
So far: 6m fabric; approx 40m crin (horsehair braid)

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: OMG How not to do it!
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2020, 14:56:32 PM »
I've just written a review for them, pointing out their error!!

Kwaaked

Re: OMG How not to do it!
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2020, 16:37:57 PM »
I am missing something...these finger guards are pretty good for what they are.  Is it the hole in front?  On videos, it's flat on the fabric, so I don't get it.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: OMG How not to do it!
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2020, 17:27:32 PM »
@Kwaaked It's this pic that's a problem...
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snoozi soozi

Re: OMG How not to do it!
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2020, 18:11:53 PM »
She's sitting behind the machine, isn't she?  :S What I mean is, she should be sitting at the machine on the same side as the workings and dials
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: OMG How not to do it!
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2020, 18:15:39 PM »
And notice her finger - just ready to be pulled under the needle  :o

snoozi soozi

Re: OMG How not to do it!
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2020, 18:18:48 PM »
Right, I see what you mean, but isn't the photo just to show the machine?  Nobody would actually use the machine the way she is, would they, would be pretty difficult....  >:)

Flobear

Re: OMG How not to do it!
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2020, 18:50:48 PM »
It's a bizarre photo, she looks as if she's using the machine. To someone who never used one before it may seem as if that's what you do. The photo could easily have been taken over her shoulder using it correctly.
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Clareew

Re: OMG How not to do it!
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2020, 20:30:33 PM »
My husband looked at the child's machine and said why is she at the back.  Regarding the Dressmaker of the Year advert, he spotted it is a mirror image too.

Kwaaked

Re: OMG How not to do it!
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2020, 22:39:35 PM »
Welp, I feel stupid.  I read the comment and my DH saw the pic and said "she's sitting wrong...is it an ad?"

And yes, it has taken me to right now to be told what they matter was.


Sewingsue

Re: OMG How not to do it!
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2020, 07:18:18 AM »
Not just you @Kwaaked I looked and thought what a good idea the clear guard was. Didn't see the obvious until it was spelled out (story of my life).
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Ploshkin

Re: OMG How not to do it!
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2020, 08:05:57 AM »
I didn't notice she was sitting behind the machine even though I thought the way she was using it was weird - and I'm the person who can spot a bit of pattern out of place when no one else can see it.
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Iminei

Re: OMG How not to do it!
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2020, 08:51:03 AM »
Another sad example of people doing something that they have no idea to do ...

photographer  .... 'sit behind the machine and pretend to sew' ...
3 year old ... 'okay'!

Is it even plugged in or is it a battery operated machine?

Other examples:

A brochure for a well known kitchen company (now deceased) showing a chess set on the dining table in the 'set' completely wrongly set up!

A barmaid (?) working in a local wine bar where I briefly worked hunting amongst the bottles in the fridge

Me ... 'Can I help you find something'
10 year old, snappy ...  'No I'm fine'
Me, after another few minutes of rootling ... 'What are you looking for'
10 year old ...  'Beaujolais'
Me ... 'are you sure I cant help'
10 year old ... snarling 'No'
Me ... walks to the other end of the bar and serves a customer.

And lastly, as a former croupier I was apoplectic when, in a high budget film, a scene set in a casino showed the main character handing over a very large quantity of cash which the croupier  put straight down the dropbox, without counting  then handing him a (suspiciously high) set of stacked chips.

If all  that means nothing to you and sounds like gobblydegook ...

Casino chips are piled into stacks of 20 ... Gawd knows what these stacks were made of but definitely more than 20 ... and any cash handed to you is always counted  and laid out in rows of five on the roulette layout for the inspector, pit boss, manager and eye in the sky to check before you hand out any chips.

Oh and on a further note I once went to the Gaming equivalent of the Festival of Quilts in Earls court (cant remember what it was called)  ... this is a show where everybody plies their wares in the gaming industry (casino not xbox) and I saw what turned out to be the director of a company that made and sold roulette goods, wheels, layouts, chips etc etc demonstrating his wares by spinning the wheel and the ball in the same direction ...

This is a complete NO NO!  The ball must travel in the other direction to the wheel!
A croupier that made that mistake would be reprimanded and then sacked on a second occasion if they did that!

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