Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Space to Create
I have reorganised my work room and have had a really good tidy up. There is now more space to create!
A great thing about doing a good sort through is that you find yarns you have put to the back of the shelf and forgotten about.
I am enjoying hand knitting this handspun blues and cream mix (I'm not quite sure what the wool is) the finished piece will be for me, I'm knitting a neck warmer/cowl and plan to finish it with these lovely ceramic buttons made by Jude Allman http://www.etsy.com/shop/judeallman
I now have space to store my spinning wheel as well as my loom and I will be able to work with them in situ rather than having to use the kitchen table.
I store my wool stash on high shelves that go all the way around the room like a colour wheel This always inspires me and helps me to select colour themes and allows me to choose different yarn types easily. My handspun yarns are stored in baskets.
As you can see my work room has a nautical flavour, the mediterranean blues, whites, the wood and ropes, the photos of our boats and simple woven baskets, these all uplift me and make me think of sunny sailing days.
It will soon be time to get the boats ready for the sailing season, but while the weather is grey and cold I settle in and reach for my lovely yarns and get creating, feeling refreshed and energised in my creative space.
Waiting for the next opportunity to hang my "Gone Sailing" sign on the door.