I have completed compiling my resolutions list for myself, though it will be a few more days by the time I get them transferred to here for documentation. That’s because I did them by hand like I said should be done in the Resolutions Planner I created and shared. Looking at my list, most are habit oriented, like sleeping so much so often (that is a challenge for the active me), intermittent fasting, spending frequency, and so on. They don’t really yield a tangible outcome on their own, but rather support one, if at all. While that may be great, to have a healthy me, money in the bank, and so on, the results aren’t directly the sole outcomes of these efforts, and even how much for attribution would be debatable. Fear not, no, fret not, no frown not? I still have some tangible outcomes on my resolutions list, and they are like checklist style items that many resolutions are like for most people.
The kind like 3D printing, except where height and depth matters little, only a general thickness like paper. In fact, I dream of printing paper, into whatever shapes desired, rather than by the sheet that have to be cut into some shapes. Even size may only matter in one dimension if printed on a treadmill like surface like done for some 3D printing, constrained only by the width of the rolling surface.
And what would that 2D paper printing be used for?
Well, sewing patterns for one thing, to save paper waste between the pieces, as well as time to cut out the pieces. Crafts of all sorts, for another, from kirigami to frames to other intricate cut outs for activities like scrap booking, creative cards, and so on. Even blueprints where pieces would otherwise have to be cut out to rearrange for options in layouts, mixing and matching, etc. Imagine the possibilities of what is either not possible, or not feasible given the effort and/or resources required that would stop many from fulfilling their artistic ideas!
But doesn’t this technology exist?
Maybe. Hard to say. It seems a simple enough concept it should. Searching for terms with some form of “print” and “paper” won’t get you anything but the paper you print on, or the printers that print on that paper. Anything resembling a 2D printer I am imagining is really a 3D printer that prints out some plastic or rubber like sheet, rather than paper. The 2D sheets from 3D printers aren’t generally useful for all the things I’m thinking about.
And so I come back to my original idea…
And I dream of 2D printing.
Hoping someone will be able to fulfill that dream.
Recently, I thought about how great it’d be if the sewing machines with electronics these days came with a stitch count feature. And maybe ten different counters, at that, while they’re putting in the counting features. A few for different needles, say, and the rest for different garments, as many of us who sew, don’t sew one garment or item all the way through before starting on another.
Between 2013-2015, sewing and fashion design was a big part of my free time. It is again and will continue for the foreseeable future. As part of this move and in anticipation of more articles on sewing and fashion, I have organized the 110 articles on said topics that are this blog into a number of categories listed below. You will also be able to find them on the My Fashion page, or under the menu at the top under My Art, or in the Categories menu at bottom left, if you want to see the articles together in some sense.
in 2013, I was fortunate enough to attend New York Comic-Con. While there, I got a promo MegaBloks Halo Master Chief figure. I finally put it to use for an high dynamic range photo on my sewing machine needle to make some memes. I thought I’d share the image in case anybody were inclined to want to use it.