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Come behind the scenes at Little Pincushion Studio and tour Annabel's sewing studio in Warrenton, VA.

(Photography by Sunny King Photography.)




I love that my studio is housed in such a historic building. My studio used to be a beauty shop in the 50's.
The facade and windows of the building allow great light to filter in.I also love that the space is big enough for all of my students but also cozy enough to create a feeling of warmth when we are all working together.


Tell us about your space

The space is just under 1000Square feet and has a large area in the front where I hold my classes. We have a huge work table and a wall of sewing machines for my students.
I teach sewing 6 days a week to children ages 5-14. Occasionally I teach craft workshops for adults but my focus is mostly children.

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?

I love color in a space so I painted the entire space white and then added color in the form of handmade displays and projects. I love that children can come in and be inspired by the color and pattern.

How do you keep organized?

it is a challenge with so many students but I use a lot of shelving and baskets.

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?

I love my rolling cart from IKEA, it is perfect for all my class supplies that I need ti have on hand all the time.

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?

Most of the things on the walls are my own work. My favorite thing is my bike. I have no idea why I love it so much, maybe it is the color!!
It is vintage and in order to keep that cherry red looking perfect, I felt I needed to hang it on the wall!

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?

You should see my desktop…It is easy to collect clutter when you are constantly coming up with ideas and looking for inspiration. I like to print out my inspirations and keep them in a file for later.

Where do you look for inspiration?

I love to scour vintage craft books and magazines. Of course the internet is absolutely vital as well!

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?

I think I would add another teaching space and office in the back of the space, maybe just an extra 500 SQ feet.
I may have to also take out the ugly ceiling tiles and expose the crazy tall ceilings that I know are up there!


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