If you are ever outfitted or tried to organise your workspace you may like to take a look at what other people have done on Real Sewing Rooms . There are examples of rooms both lage and small. Some are fitted out with furniture that has been designed for the room, there are examples of office furniture used and types of cutting tables all in use by real stitchers.
This is my workroom. On Sunday I was complaining that the surface area of my desk was not large enough so Jerry made it larger with a sheet of Melamine. A few years ago, Jerry also made the storage/shelving/ bench system in the room. The room is not all that large and I can swing around and reach everything that is on the shelves or benches.
The walls are covered from ceiling to nearly the floor in Canite which means I can pin things into them. Both walls in front and behind me act as design boards or simple boards to put stuff tho think about look at etc. So this is the wall in front of the desk. At the moment I have a pile of samplers up and all sorts of odd bits and pieces as you can see. The samplers have been living there for a couple of months. Usually they are in my sewing box rolled up as I use them as a reference and to spark ideas when I am stitching.
This is the wall behind me. I must admit that this bench top is usually covered in stuff but since Jerry was working in the room to extend the desk I had put things away. As soon as the desk was done I was working at it and within 15 minutes stuff was back on the bench! I dragged out my visual journals as I was looking at them for ideas. Then when thought of taking the photo I just stacked them in the corner.
What was I working on? As you can see I have started to work on one of the blocks for the diamond block quilt inspired by Martha Bingley . I have backed each with a fine cheesecloth muslin so I can get them on an embroidery hoop. I have done it this way because when I started to piece the diamonds the extra fabric I was leaving at the edges was throwing my eye out. Normally on a square block this does not happen but because they were diamonds I could not ‘see’ them properly. So I pieced the diamonds and then on Sunday backed about half of them with the extra fine cheesecloth muslin.