From a Garage to a Studio
“You have a house for your car. The car doesn’t need a house.”, said an architect friend to my husband when we were thinking of how to fit all my things, mostly tools and materials that I need for my work into what was to become our home in the future. All makers need a lot of stuff and stuff takes space, unfortunately. She came up with an idea to turn the garage into a space for me to work in and to have my workshops. It was the fall of 2017. Now, a year later the space has gone through a total makeover and functions as a fiber art studio, where I have the loom for weaving, gas burners for dyeing wool and all the materials and equipment for teaching workshops on various fields of making.
Walls, floor, furniture and lights. All assembled with some help from a professional builder and purchases from the local hardware store in a few months. Only after the physical circumstances started to look promising, it was time for even a bigger makeover to take place, that is inside my own head. The freedom of designing my own space was the first step towards the freedom of choosing the work I love to do and make it happen.