In addition to finding time to sew this year, I'm looking for ways to improve my creativity. The fostering creativity theme for February is to "talk about your quilting". Last week was all about how to ask for feedback. This week will continue that topic with a few comments about providing feedback. Some things to consider about offering supportive feedback include:
- Be given with the interest of the person in mind, supportive not destructive.
- Be given when asked for, not spontaneously.
- Be descriptive. Not "I don't like the fabric", but instead "that fabric muddies the pattern"
- Be specific.
- Addresses something that can actually be changed.
- Is not personal.
- Use the "sandwich technique". Start with something you like, then address the item to be critiqued, then finish with something else you like.
Check out Constructive Criticism and Constructive Criticism and Advice for more on supportive feedback.
This was actually a really quiet week, finding a few minutes to sew each day wasn't hard, though anything compared to the previous week would have seemed like a break.
After managing only 4 days last week, I'm back to 7 days this week. The Sofa Quilt is going to Trudy for quilting and I've decided the OSU quilt will be the next in line to finish up. The parts for it are all cut out and it's such easy construction that it won't take long. I found the backing fabric for it in my stash last night, so that project is coming together nicely.
How did you do this week on finding time to sew?
|1. Lesley A|
|3. Julie in GA|