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a dedicated space in which to her….based workspace: as you’re organised, the world is
work. My home studio stemmed your oyster. The most essential
from a need to house my fabric “Well, it used to be the garden things in there are: my radio, the
stash but since then has grown shed and was full of garden tools, window and my worktop. The
to accommodate my sewing lawn mowers and deadliest of all, order changes depending on who
machine, units to house sewing spiders. When I finished university, is on the radio, what the weathers
supplies, yarn and paper patterns. I commandeered it and banished like and how messy the worktop
It is a very small room, furnished the spiders forever more. It’s a is.”
at minimal cost which has room that’s built into the house
evolved to suit my needs. Natural but such luxuries as walking And when you have exhausted
light, a comfortable chair and from one room into another are the potential of your own home,
internet access allows me to run unheard of as the only entrance studio spaces can be found to
my small clothing line from home is from outside. This summons rent with a little research. In some
and work without interruption. all my will-power on rainy days. locations there are opportunities
An inspiration wall enables me I try to do everything connected
to organise my ideas from one to the business in there so I can
place. I am much happier in my keep work and home separate.
studio and it is my favourite room
in the house! I really don’t know how I’d
manage without it now, not least
Some disciplines that require because of the size of my knitting
specialist tools and machinery machine. It’s not an easy thing to
might require a slightly different hide behind the sofa. If I had any
space. Machine Knit maestro more space I think I’d be more
Amanda Sainsbury creates her messy and disorganised which
stunning woven creations from says something for just having a
her own home studio. She says of corner of the kitchen table. As long
Spring 2009 ukhandmade 
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