How do you organise your work spaces or sewing spaces to cater for all different types of work and projects
eg Hand sewing ,crazy quilting, Patchwork, hand embroidery sewing , overlocking
any sugestions do you have seperate corners for different projects
Merrilyn it sounds like you're thinking along the lines of my dream craft room. I don't know how I'd put it all together but I've imagined separate workstations for various activites, a comfy couch and daylight lamp for handwork or reading my favourite stitching magazines and books, a table I could clamp a working frame to or have stitching friends over for a get together, a cutting area, an area for the sewing machine, a desk for drawing.....I have imagined all this in an attic style room with some of these workstations positioned in the alcove created by dormer windows....not sure if that will ever happen though!
Oh my, if wishing made it so. Although I only do Japanese embroidery and no other forms of needlework, this would still be a wonderful dream. A section for the light box and transfering designs, one for design, one to keep the stash of fabrics and threads, one for reference books, a comfy chair to sit and read the reference books and think about planning designs, oh and of course somewhere to sit and stitch, I could go on and on.
In real life I just have to try and be organised, and although I'm untidy (which I'm sure my visitors would agree with) I do try and keep all the same bits with each other, all the books in the same place, all the threads together, and put things back once I've finished with them.
I've got just one work space/table, so it is important that I try to put things back in place when I'm finished. Notice the word "TRY"! I've tried several times to organize my room according to the function: shelves for books, rolling cart for beads, shelves & cabinets for fabric, a cabinet for embroidery threads, and so on. Before long, though, things begin to overflow and there is a little bit of everything stashed everywhere! It's working so far, but time for a reorganization is not far off, so I'll be happy to see what you all are doing - or dreaming about. I'll take any ideas!
When J's eldest son left home I thought "Yipee, I can use his room for a sewing room". J thought a guest room would be a better idea. When the second son moved out I thought "Yipee, I can use his room for a sewing room". The eldest son moved back in, so that room became the guest room.
My sewing stuff is distributed around the house. Some is store in the guest room wardrobe. Fabrics and assorted stuff is stored in 4 wheeled storage boxes. Two fit under the dinning room sideboard, two are stacked behide the settee in the sitting room. I have a stand with my current Japanese embroidery piece in a corner of the sitting room, with a chair and a bag of supplies in a corner of the sitting room. Beside the settee is a small table where I keep any current project to stitch on in the evenings. The dinning room table is often covered with stuff I am working on, have recently finished or am hoping to start!
We have a flat roof extension on the side of the house, I'm sure I could build a conservatory on top of that and have that as a workroom :)