Sunday, March 6, 2011

Guest Blogger: Creation Station

This post is from one of my Apparel Construction students, Kirsty Holland. She inspired me when she described the new sewing space she has created in her apartment. It is in a portion of her fortunately large kitchen. She says...

"There is still a little 'organizing' to be done, but the space is complete as far as furniture and equipment.

"As you can see, there is lots of natural light (so much so, that I had to close the blinds to take the pictures) and I have some favorite pieces of my children's artwork above the windows, which helps to keep me smiling! My sweet guy even put up a TV for me (on the wall in the left of the picture) so that I can watch CSI re-runs while I work (don't know if you are familiar with the TV show? I find a bit of Nick Stokes very inspiring hahaha).

"I use my kitchen table and large island (not pictured) to work on patterns/cut fabric, etc. To use my sewing machine and serger, I just pull out the bottom wire basket of the storage to make room for the foot pedal. The wire baskets also mean that I have lots of room to store the foot pedals when they are not in use, and also for my ever-growing fabric "stash" and patterns. I have a spool holder on the wall above my computer to hold my threads, shelves to the right to hold my pattern paper roll and favorite sewing books that I like to keep, and I have my ironing board and iron close to hand. You might even have noticed my yardstick hanging up :) Add a fabulously comfy chair, and it's complete!
"I love my sewing space and it's so nice to have somewhere dedicated to doing something I enjoy so much!" Thanks, Kirsty, it's a pleasure to teach you more sewing skills.

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