The main Open Workrooms are located in rooms 429 and 430 in the UC Building at 63 Fifth Avenue. The rooms contain a variety of industrial sewing machines (26 in total), including plain stitch, zig-zag, pearl, serger, overlock, superlock, coverstitch, post machine, blind hem and walking foot sewing machines. The Workroom also contains over a dozen pattern/cutting tables, three ironing stations and a variety of dressforms. A smaller Open Workroom in room 506 contains most of the same amenities and is subject to the same rules.
The Open Workrooms are unsupervised and intended to serve the needs of sewing students comfortable setting up and using industrial machines. Students may use half of a pattern table; those who spread out are asked to condense if other students need space to work. Students may claim a machine only if they will be actively working on it. Items left unattended on sewing machines, and on or under tables, for more than 30 minutes may be removed. Unattended items may be removed at any time, and will be held for no more than 3 days. Only the student who owns the belongings may oversee them in the room and retrieve them after removal.
No one other than current staff, faculty, and students of The New School may be in the Open Workrooms at any time.
In case of a machine problem, or to inquire about removed items, please email at email@example.com.