We head to Werther in Germany to explore both of Brigitte's amazing craft and sewing spaces.
"My favorite thing about my craft space is my "inspiration wall". This wall contains clips of ideas, favorite objects, notes for future projects etc."
Tell us about your space?
My craft space is part of my home - actually I have two spaces. One is about 20 square meters and is used exclusively for my crafts, and the second one is slightly smaller and doubles up as a guest room. Unless guests are present I do not share the room with anyone. My favorite thing about my craft space is my "inspiration wall". This wall contains clips of ideas, favorite objects, notes for future projects etc.
Is this also your work space?
The larger one of my two craft rooms is also my office where I take care of my customers, process mail, and prepare and receive shipping of my supplies and products. Beyond those two craft rooms I often use other parts of the house for my creations and in the summer I enjoy creating in the garden as well.
What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
My whole home is beautiful and cozy, because it is important to me that I feel inspired by all my surroundings. My craft rooms have been carefully painted and furnished with objects and colors that energize and motivate me. In general I do not like clutter, so plenty of storage and good shelving is a must, so that all craft items have a "home" to live in.
How do you keep organized?
I go through cycles of being messy and organized. When a new idea gets born there is usually some creative chaos. But once my ideas take shape and clarity, my messiness gives way to order and organization. I keep my stash supply pretty lean and keep only those things at hand which I need for my current project. Once a project is finished, I let go of the supplies related to that project in order to make space for new ideas.
Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
I prefer open shelving systems so I can see what I have at hand.
Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
I have a special custom made ruler which is exactly 1 m and 10 cm long. (A gift from my sweetie). This way I can measure fabrics in their entire width. My creations are everywhere!
How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I use evernote and online cloud.
Where do you look for inspiration?
At pinterest, flicker, and in magazines. But sometimes new ideas simply come to me as if "by accident" such as when my cat sat on my keyboard and produced a long line of commas which served as the inspiration to my Comma design line.
If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream craft space?
I'd love to have a table with a "well" into which I could recess my sewing machine, the way my grandmother's old singer sewing machine could be stored in its little table top.
I'd love to have a really large cutting board so that I can spread fabric to its entire width.
And I wouldn't mind to have a cozy little couch for the occasional nap.
Make sure to check out Brigitte's website to see her gorgeous fabric »