Ok so today was my sewing class and boy am i so annoyed!
I know, i know its only my 2nd class so what am i complaining about!!!!
The thing is that Aunty S has lots of students and has hired 2 Omani girls to help her with the load. One who helps on the sewing machine and the other one is just there…. These Omani women well at least one of them might know how to sew but doesnt really know how to teach.
Aunty S was not there today because she was attending a funeral. Anyway even if she had been there she was not going to teach me because as i was going to be on the machine next with one of the Omani ladies who i will refer to as N1 from now on.
Now N1 is well how do i put this? is not a very good teacher, has absolutely no manners and dealing with people is not her forte. For example today was my second class and as a beginner i am sewing a girl’s dress. Yeah i know, what are they thinking?… I was kind of shocked to begin with but thought well they should know what a beginner is able to handle, i intially thought that i would start by a pillow case or with something simple.
Anyhow, the only thing N1 knows is how to order me aound, when i asked what am i cutting this piece of fabric for?, what is it going to be used for? she replied “you just do as i tell you and you will understand it in the end” !! I mean how rude, i just wanted to understand what i was doing.
I remember prior to joining when i asked Aunty S if i should bring anything with me and she said no everything was provided. I had the following converstation with N1
N1: Where are your scissors?
ME: i dont have any
N1: What do u mean? u dont have one, how do you expect to sew without them?
ME: umm i have a pair at home but i clearly remember Aunt S telling me that all tools are provided
N1: Yes we have some but they are not sharp, best to bring your own
She then went to help another lady so i took this opportunity to go and buy a pair of scissors
(i went to the ask if i could buy a pair of scissors, and was told they have none, so i bought a small pair of thread scissors used for cutting pieces of hanging thread, very useful to keep by the machine)
N1 saw me with the small pair of scissors and says “You can not cut fabric with that, this is only used for cutting threads”
ME: i know but i needed one
I can post many more of such incidents but you can imagine what the rest of my morning was like and i am not looking forward to my next class cause of N1. I have paid for classes until the end of the month but its ok as it gives me time to search for another teacher.
So if anyone reading knows someone who loves sewing and is willing to share her knowlege with a sweet lady (me lol) let me know. Thanks 🙂