Sunday, October 4, 2009

Studio Workshop

Yesterday I ran my first workshop in my new studio. We did Aurora which is a fun workshop as you do a variety of techniques in a relaxed way with great results.
Here are my 4 students Maggie, Barb, Denise and Chris sewing and then later when we do the beading component of the class. I think the day went very well and I look forward to doing more in the new year. I can fit 6 students with machines or 8-10 for a non machine workshop so if you are interested in getting a few friends together for a fun day let me know.

I also thought I would show you a few more shots of my studio as part of the Quilting Arts Virtual Studio Tour although I am a day late and so not included in the official links but it is a great way to have a peek into other studios. Regular readers will have followed the studio creation but now it is looking more like it usually does... messy.

These are my custom shelves which hold the tubs I store fabric in as well as the perspex boxes we use for shows but they are just as gorgeous on the shelves.

My design wall is nearly the length of the room but nothing new on it at the moment so I thought I would show the end I am most proud of - the ribbons and a bit of inspiration. There are also some bits and pieces I am working on for my Orvieto Class next year.

This is my stash of non hand dyes but it is mainly silks and satins and sheers as well as rovings and felt. The top also doubles as a cutting table.

This is my little desk where I do painting and bits. It actually pulls out to make it much bigger but then I can't reach the back of it.

I have two of these flip out tables which fold back down flush to the wall if I don't need them up. This one has my big ironing board on it.

Some more of my beads

I had a couple of shelves put in above my thread and office and painting drawers which hold a few things but these change regularly and are a bit high.

These are the Alex drawers from Ikea which hold my threads (different drawer for each colour)

and my art supplies

Poor Peter and the Dyed & Gone to Heaven cutting table and storage has been relegated to the other room as it seemed more sensible to separate business and creation but they still do cross over of course. My books were exiled there too but it is only the next room so not too far away. There is a comfy couch in this room too.


Beverly said...

Lisa, your studio and storage setup are great- they inspire serious studio envy! How nice that you are able to teach from your studio now- looks like your group had a good time! Thanks for sharing--

Andi said...

What an amazing space.
I'd love to come to a workshop.
One day ......
Andi :-)

Mai-Britt Axelsen said...

Thanks, Lisa - I just love seeing workspaces - and yours is wonderfull! (I love IKEA too)

Maria said...

Lucky ladies to be able to do a workshop in your gorgeous studio. Thank you for the tour around it. I remember when you were showing us (ladies in Dongara) the photos of the work being done in May.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh my...I would SO love to come and play with beads in your wonderful studio! Whatever would we do without Ikea and their storage solutions? Love your studio, thanks for the tour.
Mary Anne

Magpie Sue said...

Came here from Helen at Down the Well. All I can say is, "Wow," in a hushed tone of awe and reverence.

Judy said...


Thanks for the studio tour it looks a lovely place to work and your students look comfortable and happy.

Gina said...

I'll second the 'wow'. Thanks for giving us a tour - wonderful studio! I'm off to read some more of your blog ....