My Sewing Space is a new initiative to help us get to know other members no matter what part of the state we live in or what the current meeting restrictions are! Our third member to be featured is Faye Harding, quilter, charity quilter, Island Quilts committee member, and all-around lovely person. (I might be biased; I’ve known Faye for a while through her granddogs.) Faye’s sewing palace is full of sunlight with views of the River Derwent. Now that you know her face and have seen her sewing space, feel free to introduce yourself to her the next time you see her.
If you would like to be featured, please contact us!
1. What do you like about your sewing space?
I am sew lucky to have lots of sewing space with a view over the river. We had a three bedroomed house and three children and decided to add on by ‘going up’. Then when one child moved out I moved in, so have two rooms and a third with a bed to lay sandwiched or finished quilts on. I have a big long table in one room, great for cutting out and sandwiching, purpose made for dressmaking back when I used to make things for the family and for school fairs, and now re-purposed !! The sewing room has another ‘student’ table that has been made into a ‘drop in’ table for my sewing machine. There are built in robes that double as a ‘design wall’. I make charity quilts too with ‘Care Quilts’, and it is nice to be able to keep my own fabric in one room, separate to boxes of charity quilt fabric in the other.
2. What would you improve about your sewing space?
Not a lot really – but, how much room is enough ??
3. Do you listen to music or podcasts while stitching? If so, what do you listen to?
I have an old iphone being used as an ipod , also a CD player, and have that music running in the background. I like pop music in general – I have music from the 50’s through to reasonably current although not up with the very latest. Half the music is from the 60’s and 70’s where you still know the words without thinking about them. I have had audio-books in the past and found them great especially when doing ‘mindless’ sewing.
4. Do you have a spot to accommodate a pet or pets in your space? If so, pet photo required!
I don’t have any pets.
5. Are you a clean as you go person, or do you only tidy when you have trouble finding enough floor to get to your chair?
I am a bit of both. All the tables can get covered with clutter. I like to clear them when starting something new, a bit all in the mind perhaps, to get a clean/clear run. And, it needs to be cleared if I am to sandwich a quilt. I am not good at putting away as you go. . . .
A quick vacuuming up of the threads does wonders though!
Thank you Faye!