Come behind the scenes at Linen and Fred for a #CraftRoomTour and see Emma's studio.
I love that its just mine! I have enough space to work yet it is cosy and private.
Tell us about your space
My room was originally the utility room but came with lots of built in shelves and a computer desk, so It worked perfectly as a studio and office. I work on hand embroidery which includes wedding and bridal embroidery so having a dedicated room is important. I have wall storage for all my hoops and frames and storage drawers for all of my beads and sequins. A light box and back drops for smaller product photography and a bookshelf for my embroidery books and sketchbooks.
What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I made sure that I bought a firm comfortable chair. I can spend several hours on some of my pieces so it is important that I have somewhere comfortable to sit.
How do you keep organized?
I hoard storage boxes! No useful box or tin gets thrown away and is used for fabric, beads, buttons and silks.
Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
Glass jars for threads. I dont always have time to put away threads in between orders, and so I store loose threads and bobbins in jars and then I have times when I sit and wind them and re-organise them - its very theraputic!
Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
My favourite posessions are probably the ones that I dont get to use enough. I recently bought resin supplies and I am in the testing stage for new pendants with my embroidery in. My Tambour hook - which is used to create detailing on veils and finally my box of organza and tulle fabrics which are in sooo many colours!
I do have some of my canvas work on display around the house but not in my room at the moment.
How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I have an idea book which I add to daily. Then when I have time between orders I work through them and try to bring those ideas to life. These can be patterns, original pieces or made to order wreath designs.
Where do you look for inspiration?
I find pinterest is great for inspiration. Creating a mood board helps you to store all of your ideas in one place. Also just sketching out ideas in my idea book and adding to those designs every now and again helps to create designs that are organic and not forced. I often work freehand on my wreaths and dont plan ahead.
If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?
A special area just to work on painting watercolour wreaths. I would wish for a fancy new printer to create prints of those watercolours too. I would wish for floor to ceiling windows so that my room was bathed with light!
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