Since beginning this journey from utility textiles to textile art, there have been many permutations of studio spaces. At one point during my BA I had small workspaces in Leicester, Northants and Jura simultaneously; keeping track of what was where was a logistical challenge, but I learned to pack light (eventually) and trusty trolley Marilyn came into her own:-
as she still does!
With the arrival of Lemminkäinen I now have a single studio, small (10' X 10') but near perfect for me; I have to be well-organised, which is a good discipline, but I have my desk, my books and equipment, and my loom. The studio faces south, so I know that the sea is only a mile away as I gaze out of the window; the sky over the sea is almost always beautiful. When I sit at Lemminkäinen, who resides against the north wall, the sun often shines on my back. I have a prism in the window, so I often work in rainbows. Other advantages:-
Close proximity of good tea.
I can (and often do) work in my PJs first thing in the morning.
I can work late into the night without travel concerns.
Doglet and catkin are faithful companions, if not any actual use!
Desk and loom are only a step apart, so ideas can flow between most easily.
I can weave, draw, plan or journal in even the shortest periods of time.
Last week, when my old back problem flared up, I was able to carry on weaving (if only a little) between lyings down.
You can probably tell that my studio is one of my happy places, and I am well content.
And I have this splendid sign, salvaged from a rubbish dump, on the door.