Good day everyone!
Yesterday I had my final internship (not sure if this is the right word but yeah, basically practice work you do for free, while in school, to prepare for job life) at a local fabric store in town. I was very lucky to get to do my practice in this store since I had to get a work place to go to in like... one day.
My internship was from 15th March to 23rd March. I mainly did sorting and rearranging tasks but I also got to put price tags on fabrics – and I even had to go buy some milk for the coffee breaks, lol. Some stuff I did include sorting zippers, rearranging fabrics by color and/or type, neating up all the shelves containing those rolls you use to make rugs, going through all the elastic ribbons and sorting them by size and color, moving fabric rolls around, dividing a huuuuge sack of wadding into smaller 500 gram bags, split big rolls of fabric into smaller rolls, sort pre-sewn cushion covers by color, open up cardboard shipments of new fabrics and bring them in, go through the yarn bundles, translate and help customers who don't speak Finnish, go through the "crafts corner" (beads, DIY stuff, stickers and styrofoam balls etc) and so on. Needless to say I didn't have time to get bored because there was always something to do!
|Fabric rolls, after I had finished rearranging them.|
(the top shelf is sorted by color)
I've always loved fabrics and the smell of them; I feel at home when I'm surrounded by fabrics – it reminds me of my childhood. When I was a kid I wanted to have my own fabric store.
|Sewing threads. Plenty of 'em.|
I felt a bit proud of myself when I, on my last day, managed to help and serve some Swedish customers who didn't speak a squat of Finnish. I fetched everything they needed and helped with all the brainstorming etc and it ended up with a pretty damn nice sale for the store – they were so grateful for all the help. I felt so accomplished, lol. They praised me to heaven and back (both the customer and the workers); it was surreal because most of the my life I've been rather invisible...
|Just showing some of the yarns... |
There was a whole room dedicated only to yarns. Go figure.
Now I'm just hoping that I could get a summer job there because that would be amazeballs since I really enjoyed my time ~
That's all for this quick update! Thanks for reading!
Shiro Samurai says byebye.