Winter is my favorite time of year to crochet. The change in
the weather brings with it an excitement and the desire to work with different
yarn fibers and crochet stitches, and I seem to have more free time to craft. But this time of year also means that I have to change my crochet habits.
In the winter, my crochet studio is located, more often than not, in the
middle of my living room. In progress projects, which is what I like to call my
UFOs even if I haven't worked on them in months, are stack in bags and bins on either side of the couch, within easy reach
should I decide to actually finish one of them. I do have a craft room, but the
small space is currently filled to overflowing with yarn, fabric, my sewing
machine, and other crafting supplies.
read a blog post by Cate Prato, the editor on our sister community Cloth Paper
Scissors, about winterizing your studio. Cate has lots of helpful tips that apply
to all crafters.
5 Ways to Winterize Your Art Studio for Creativity and
Here are some of my "winterizing" tips you can use
to make your studio more welcoming if your part of the world is cold and dark
during the winter.
1. Let in the light. Take down any heavy window treatments
to take advantage of every bit of daylight and warmth the sun provides. If you
need privacy, hang sheer curtains or openwork lace curtains instead. If your
room lacks light because of its location or the shorter days, invest in
overhead and task lighting, particularly the kind that mimics daylight.
What tips do you have for crafting in the winter?