After a show has been shipped, I always like to clean my studio. I can’t imagine re-starting in July after all my travels in this chaos.
A little measuring, a trip to Ikea, and here’s my new under-the-counter basket towers (from the bedroom closet section) in progress. The directions said to pound in the connecting panels on a wood surface; the back of my large ironing surface worked great.
What seemed like 400 hours later – my “new” studio! A little scary in its neatness. The sewing table has to go in that exact spot so my view is only of trees and fields and not my neighbors.
I always need a second work table. I “borrowed” this one from my book arts studio which is now going to be strictly storage of “stuff” not being used in my current work. I always bring my book projects to my textile studio anyway. All my painting stuff has gone to the basement. It’s a chain reaction of organizing yet-to-do.
My husband had to convince me to buy this clip-on rack – whatever would I use it for?
The white fabric covers basket towers with all my hand-painted and hand-dyed fabric – they are still a disaster. I have the two baskets of fabric for the Boundary Waters series under the table behind my sewing table. Two design walls are stacked one behind the other.
Other Ikea items besides the work tables — a bedroom dresser for yarn, found objects, etc.; collapsable fabric containers in a variety of sizes for inside the new baskets and on top of the dresser, and a metal wastebasket to store rolled Lutradur, interfacing, etc. I still have artwork to hang, but this is a studio that I will be happy to return to in July.