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.
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.
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,