Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My workshop

Or: How to make a workshop in a tiny place? This storage room attached to the front of our house is about 3 meters long and half that in width. It is narrow, but I've decided to attempt using it as a workshop anyway. For sewing, mainly, but also to print my little gocco silk screens, etc.

I managed to fit in an OK size worktop of solid wood. It's resting on legs which has storage and can be adjusted in height (for tasks that require standing). Storage is key for me. I brought out the old cupboard inherited from my grandfather (we just call it no. 33 and 34) for holding cushions. I got an Ivar shelf from Ikea for my fabrics. The spare fridge is not storing anything (yet :-) but it was hard to get rid of, as it comes in handy for the odd party or barbeque. Plus now I don't have to run upstairs for that glass of bubbly. Just kidding.



The plates on the wall are there simply because they didn't fit in anywhere else but I thought they deserved to be seen. I put up an old plate rack to hold magazines and the odd book, as I will need some inspiration when sitting there without a pc. If you look carefully, you can just make out a corner of a drying rack hanging from the ceiling. This is for drying my printed cards. I was well pleased with myself when I came up with that idea. Let's hope it works.



Lastly, I have to mention that I was given lots and lots of boxes of thread from a collegue of my sister's - her mother had been a seamstress, and all of this used to be hers. There is a lot of silk thread, which I have never used before and they are the most amazing colors. There are boxes of pinks, purple and browns as well. I don't think I will ever need to buy thread again.

OK.On with the work.

7 comments:

Eden Rose said...

That looks fantastic, so organised as well. I would love to have a rummage in all your fabrics, they look devine!

Uncle Beefy said...

I LOVE it, Janne! SO sweet! Well done!

Keryn said...

Looks like a lovely working space!

Francesca said...

oh so so great to have your own space no matter what size! i've missed lots over here, gonna catch up now. x

The Cottage Cheese said...

Your workshop is absoluteley charming, and so well organized! I envy your private little workspace. And that little fridge could come in very handy. In addition to the bubbly (hee-hee) I would keep a secret stash of strawberries or other fresh fruit.

Heather Moore said...

Love your workshop, and adore your fabric stash! I'll bet we'll see lots of gorgeous things coming out of there soon.xx

Juddie said...

Beautiful, Janne! You've really made it your own...