Meet my friend Polly in Maryland. She knits, quilts and does needlework.
She loves the long table in the center which is her cutting table as well as gathering place for neighbors, bee mates and large family dinners!
She has a closet for asst other crafts and large fabrics, wrapping paper and other items such as a big bin for scraps.
She says it's for her old age projects!
The ladder holds quilts made by her grandmother, and herself. She prefers making traditional quilts and using patterns.She still works full time and wants quiltmaking to just be relaxing. Her next project will be using her Kaffe Fasset fabrics.
|note: Polly houses her friend's long-arm and is able to use it too! Win win!!|
She has one book case for knitting and needlework books, and another for quilting books. The magazine holders are labeled, and hold torn out pages she wants to keep together for future projects. Nearby is a comfy easy chair and good lamp.
She had small windows built along the ceiling line to let in light while not being too open to neighbor's eyes. It feels cozy and safe.
Polly said she was able to receive all of these for $35 because she took a Floriani thread class!
Again, win win.
Polly makes storage beautiful as well as organized.
The answers to my usual questions are here...
1. How long did it take to set up your studio?
20 years in my head so basically no time at all - but 2 days
2. Did you change or tweak it to work better? How?
Not really - have moved a piece of furniture around occasionally
3. Music, TV or no noise?
|Note: the decorative threads are in a display waiting for use! Pretty way to store them|
4. Do you crave any snacks when working or stuck on a project?
5. Do you schedule work time or is it according to mood/inspiration more often?
6. Is there a machine, or tool you would like to have?
A long arm with a computer - I currently have a loaned one from a friend w/o a computer
7. What kind of sewing machine do you have? Iron? Lights? Satisfied with them??
2 Brothers and a Featherweight , Iron $9 from Kohls - plus a travel panasonic iron - Can lights in the ceiling and a flip light - yes
8. What do you like best about your studio? Least?
Love everything about it - no minus’
9. Messy or tidy?
9/ Very Tidy : >
And that's the truth. Very tidy and a place for everything. Her comment is if you have a designated place for everything it's easy to keep things put away.
I say I do not have enough space to designate a place for my supplies. I collected it all, like it all, use it, and want to keep it, so that's my problem to deal with lol.
Not every person is tidy, I am definitely able to work in constant chaos. I hope someone will allow us to see their messy studio sometime!!
Hope you enjoyed the tour, and can use some of her organizational methods.
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