This is what it looks like nearly finished.
My son-in-law, who was an architect in his native country of Ecuador designed the building.
There is a small bathroom on the main floor with a deep laundry sink for washing out paint brushes and fabrics and silkscreens.
Ironing table on casters. Made from a corner kitchen cabinet with lazy susan shelves inside.
Cutting table, ironing and work area
Design Wall. The door to the left is the bathroom.
Storage/stash - art supplies in cupboards, fabric in tubs and bins.
Lighting was a major consideration. There are windows on the north and south walls and skylights on the east side of the roof. The work area on the main floor has six recessed lights and the open area above the design wall and stairway is lighted with three sets of track lights. I added a hanging light over the cutting table which was located under the stairway and not well-lighted. I find the light quite adequate. I located plentiful outlets to accommodate sewing machine, irons, lights, etc.
I wanted a floor surface that would not hide pins or grab thread. I chose a commercial grade composition tile that is easily swept and mopped. and resistant to denting or damage from falling scissors or rolling furniture.
I had the interior painted a very neutral white to maximize the light and reflect only neutral light. The gray and white floor covering was also selected to maintain neutral light in the space.
The main floor and the loft are heated separately with small wall heaters.
The view from my sewing machine
What a wonderful space!!!! Thanks for sharing! Great ideas...cheers su "-}ReplyDelete
Can't imagine having such a wonderful space to work with. I liked the sewing table idea. Why can't they make tables like that? The front access inset is something I haven't seen.ReplyDelete
My family would never ever see me is the one thought that resonated over and over while reading this post and looking at your studio pics!ReplyDelete
You're a lucky girl. Thanks for showing us.ReplyDelete
What a lovely custom area.ReplyDelete
Everyone should be sew lucky to have such a nice creative work space. Our spare bedroom is part bedroom and part sewing/crafting room,ReplyDelete
Beautifully done!! I have a large spare bedroom I call my studio. But would love a free standing one like yours!! Have Fun in 2013!ReplyDelete
I have a spare bedroom I call my studio but would love to have a free standing one like yours!! Have fun in 2013!!ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful, tranquil space to create. It is inviting and I can only assume, an inspiring place to create. I am happy for you. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
How wonderful to have a place you can go and create. Love the lighting.ReplyDelete
Having so much light and space with such a view must be inspiring. I am sure that when you are working on something the space gets messy and you can fill up all the spaces with fabric and supplies. We tend to collect and spread to the space that we are confined to. My hubby thinks that I will eventually take over the house.ReplyDelete
I love the ironing table from the corner cabinet!ReplyDelete
Your studio is one I long for. Thank you for sharing it and your wonderful works of art. A true inspiration.ReplyDelete
Your studio is one I have longed for. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it as well as your wonderful creations. A definite inspiration.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! And I see you have your Ginny Doll in a place of honor :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful works, you are a very talented artistReplyDelete
Such a fantastic space! And the lighting is fabulous!ReplyDelete
Thanks for showing your studio. Loads of great ideas and I LOVE the floor!ReplyDelete
Love your space... love your dragonfly hanging in the circle window. Love your art!!ReplyDelete
WHAT A FANTASTIC SPACE, I BET YOU GET SUCH A BUZZ GOING INTO THAT CABIN. WE BUILT A MASSIVE WORKSHOP/GARAGE BUT MY MAN HAS BOUGHT MOST OF HIS PROJECTS BACK OVER TO THE HOUSE, THE MOTORBIKE THAT WAS IN THE LIVING ROOM IS NOW IN THE SHED AFTER 10 YRS , NEARLY DIED OF SHOCK WHEN THAT WAS REMOVED. LOVELY QUILTS TOO, SO CREATIVE.ReplyDelete
I am just venturing into landscape art quilts and my daughter passed along your website to me. Stunning work and workplace! I just love the feeling of your studio, so calming...will continue to look for your pieces of art.ReplyDelete
Love the scissors hanging around the window! Super clever! Just found your blog, your philosophy, and your amazing small work!! Love! My goodness I needed to see this today.ReplyDelete