Today I’m linking up with the REAL studio tour, button on my right side bar to check out lots of studios. Thanks Vicki/Field Trips in Fiber for hosting this.
This is my main floor studio. It would be a family room in this 1950s ranch style house if a normal family lived here. I’m standing in the doorway, the sewing cabinet to the left, the TV on the right on a cart with wheels so I can turn it toward the kitchen or studio. The embroidery machine and cabinet are on the same wall as the TV. I bought the bookcases in 1984 when I finally had a room I could call my own. I bought most of the furniture at a good discount while working at a sewing machine store.
I stepped forward one step and turned to the left so you can see the machine and the third bookcase full of batiks (a 20+ year collection). I’m still working on the striped binding, half way done when I took this photo.
I’m at the far end now, past the cutting table. My serger is at this end of the room. The three DMC cabinets I showed last week are in the bottom of the bookcase.
I put a bin on top of the cutting table for all of the miscellaneous stuff that doesn’t have a current home. I pounded nails in the wall and hung a bunch of my rulers. The rest are in the slotted rack next to the window.
This shot is taken from the far end looking back toward the doorway which leads into my kitchen. The room is about 11′ x 15′. If I have the back extension of the embroidery machine cabinet opened up then I close the back extension of the other machine cabinet.
Next is the basement studio (a/k/a the whole basement). I set this up in 1994. This photo is taken near the end of the stairway looking to the far end. There are 2 cutting tables, then my longarm and then 2 design walls. 2 additional design walls are on the left. The 5′ x 30″ ironing table is at the right which is in the center of the basement. The wall juts out about 6′ to the left just past the first design wall and second cutting table and that is where my studio cutter is.
I stepped 4 steps to my right to take this photo. Now the ironing table is on the left. Right in front of me are two 96″ tables, then another one turned sideways, then 2 sewing machine cabinets, then a drafting/cutting table and finally at the far wall, a work bench with storage shelves on top of it. There are 3 more design walls on the right, but actually the closest one is 3 stacked in front of each other. To my right is the washer and dryer and I pull 2 design walls over in front of them when company is coming to play.
I have just turned the corner past the second cutting table and here is the Studio cutter and all of the clutter around it. My dies are on top of and inside the top shelf of a cabinet just past the cutter’s table.
Now I have turned right and walked past my long arm machine. Works in progress on several walls, another wall of shelves and another 5′ table. There is a storage area behind each of the design walls and under the longarm.
This is a repeat photo from Mother’s day last year when my son made the plywood top for my pool table. Under it I store my boxes of floral fabrics. Looking past it you can see 2 tables and chairs, a TV and a microwave.
Walking past the pool table and turning left we’re back up by the stairway again. These two shelf units back up to the stairway. This is the only portion of the basement that has a finished ceiling in it. It also has paneling which is pegboard on the upper half. You can see the pegboard in the photo of my Studio cutter.
I sewed in the corner of a room for 25 years and then both kids got married the same year and I got a guest bedroom and a studio. At that point I decided to clean out the basement (a 10 year project!) and I added the tables and design walls. I hope you enjoyed the tour.
I have posted lots more photos of fabric storage over the last 7 years if you look under STASH on the label list, and also under Organization.