Crafting Space – Koroneczka – Etsy Poland Team
1.What kinds of crafts do you do?
For the past three years the lion’s share of my time has been taken up by making tatted lace, which I then use to make jewelry using original designs. I like change however and it’s hard for me to stay with one thing, including mediums. During the winter I enrich my work with colorful fabrics with which I make patchwork, dolls, angels and kittens. Lately I have been spending time in my tiny ceramics studio. I joke that with my delicate laces I was able to pay for a heavy kiln. Each year, with the onset of autumn I return to knitwear. Last fall my mittens with flowers were a big hit.
2.Where do you create your works?
My laces and knitted items I make at home sitting in my favorite armchair. It’s not beautiful but it is comfortable. I also have a small sewing room where my mother and I take turns working (it’s definitely a one person space). The ceramic trinkets I form in my ceramics studio, which is situated, on the edge of our garden.
4. What kind of materials, tools you use most often? How do you store them?
Ha, ha! My house is full of fabric, yarn, thread, findings and beads all stuffed into various places, although theoretically they all have their own place in the armoire and wall unit. However that which is used most often is on top and my floor resembles an obstacle course all the time.
5. How do you organize your workspace? Do you have any organization tip/tool/tricks that can help others improve their workspace?
Tatted lace and knitwork I make close to the desk around which I have a wall unit, shelves, a table and lots of small boxes with the things I use most often. The shuttles for tatted lace reside in a small box which is decorated by me with decoupage, and I take it everywhere with me. Unfortunately the rest of the mediums I work in are not as mobile and make much more of a mess. I don’t allow anyone to clean up my mess, because first of all it’s not a mess and I remember that the red ball of thread is under the wall unit next to the window and the small white beads rolled under the desk!
6. What is the one favorite thing in your craft room?
A comfortable chair in every space I work. Because work may be work but most important is comfort.
7. If you could change one thing in your craft room what would it be?
I could use a few more shelves for the “I could use this”