We will see how I go with that. I am sure if I say my studio to the family they will not know what I am talking about however my son in his 20's talks about his music studio all the time and nobody bats an eye.
Anyway, since coming home from the Nancy Crow classes I decided to change things around. It took ages and I got into a terrible mess.
I sorted out the fabric that I loved and wanted to keep. I packed up fabric that I loved but knew I wouldn't use again and gave it to the Waverley Patchworkers Gift quilts program.
I packed fabric that was not in the more modern style and colours but still liked into boxes and stored them out of my 'studio'. I know where they are if I want them again.
I decided to try sorting them into values instead of colours, the way Nancy had suggested. I am not sure if I will keep them this way though. Time will tell.
I've got my lightest lights and lights separated into two drawers.
Then I have my light mediums, mediums and dark mediums.
You can see by the photo above that I am very short of light mediums and finally I have my dark and darkest dark.
Having the fabrics sorted this way makes it easy to see what I am short of but I still am undecided if this will work. If I had a green drawer for instance I could still sort them in values but they would all be values of green.
Here are my cupboards nice and organised with all drawers and plastic tubs labelled.
I didn't just sort through fabrics though, I also changed my
So far it's working well, now I just have to get on with some sewing and find out if I am really going to like my new style and what sort of quilts I am going to make this year.
I have been buying more fabric though and I am finding it so exciting and refreshing to be bringing home some new colours.
Bye for now,