Creative Space

To be creative, you need the time, space and inspiration to express yourself in your chosen medium.  If you are trying to create around a full time job and other commitments, that time and space are all the more precious.  I am loving my new workroom!

Due to a massive re-organisation of stuff upstairs, I now have a whole room for my creative space.  You don’t really need a lot of room to knit in, but it makes a difference when you are surrounded by the yarn and objects of your choice, rather than someone else’s gear relating to their project.  This room was previously a music studio, but that has gradually been moved downstairs.  A few bulky bits of gear were left, but after nearly 2 years of no use at all, we decided to clear it all out.  OH built me a worktable using the leftover piece of beech kitchen worktop and beeswaxed the surface.  I re-organised my yarn stash and gathered all my knitting books and resources together on the shelves.  It’s a fantastic hangout for me and the lads, when music stuff is happening downstairs.

Workroom Larry

From my chair I can see every ball of yarn in the stash.  Which tells me that I’m going to need more shelves.

I also have space for my spinning wheel.  I haven’t learned how to spin yet, and my wheel needs some attention, but for now it’s a beautiful and inspirational object and I love it.

Spinning Wheel

The stand next to it is a 1930’s cake stand.  I can just imagine it loaded with cakes, and the waitress in a frilly apron….  So where better to keep my knitted cake samples, in cake tins, on the cake stand.

Having said that, I feel that I’ve ‘done’ cakes, and it’s time I moved on.  I have a few ideas in the pipeline, but creative decisions take me a long time.  Hopefully my new creative space will help me to get moving.

Till next time,

L x

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12 thoughts on “Creative Space

  1. Lovely room! All it needs now is a rocking chair to sit in while you’re knitting. (Then again, that might not be such a good idea with the cats around.)

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    • Thank you. Gnathan is a very cool cat name! I think Larry was looking at a fly and thinking about making a leap for it. Fortunately he decided it wasn’t worth the effort and settled down for a snooze on his chair.

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  2. Great re-design!! And the spinning wheel is gorgeous!! And so is Larry, every home needs a cat -at least! lol Just my opinion 😉 My Mom & I took a spindling class this summer, I definitely need more than 1 class, though. I think a wheel would be easier to use& learn than a spindle.. can’t wait to follow your adventures.

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