One of the primary reasons I started this blog was to keep myself motivated and accountable to practicing and growing in the areas of fiber and textile arts.
So, since one of the things I’m having the hardest time staying motivated with right now is getting my workroom put together so I can actually work on fiber and textile arts, I thought I would post some progress pictures.
I started out with an empty room that quickly filled with boxes. The room has a nice size closet that can be used for storage.
My large butcher block table that I’ve carried all over Virginia and to New Mexico doesn’t fit in my kitchen so it will once again serve as a work table (it goes back and forth depending upon the size of our kitchens wherever we live). It’s a great height for a cutting table.
As you can see, I still have several boxes to unpack, although some of these are filled with professional stuff for my church office. I just don’t have room there for unpacking and sorting this stuff.
I looked for something to help with storage that would meet a couple of requirements:
1. Easy to move and store if I can’t use them in the next place.
2. Plenty of space for books, containers, etc.
3. At least one piece that could be rolled around.
I found these black wire units that allow the shelves to be placed wherever you want them. They can be taken apart for moving, and they will store without taking up too much space. They’re not perfect, but they pretty much meet the criteria. And they weren’t very expensive–a real plus.
I have this tall one for books, sewing tools and current projects.
Two of these shorter units are in the closet, and in the middle is a rolling cart that I think I’ll be using for my dyeing supplies.
I’m hoping once I get all the loose stuff organized that all I’ll need to add is a good sewing table or cabinet. I’m looking at possibilities and haven’t yet decided between one that is designed for quilting or one that is for general purpose sewing. It’s going to be a fairly major purchase so I want to make sure I choose the right thing.
I’m now at the stage where I have to figure how to organize and where to put all the loose miscellaneous stuff so I’ll know where to find it when I need it. That’s always the hardest part and what I tend to put off the longest. I’m trying to work 30-60 minutes at a time on it, at least once a day. So you would think I would be finished soon. I hope so!