An Inside Look at Mary Ray's Sewing Studio
In Threads #175, our contributing editor Mary Ray shared her favorite methods for storing fabrics, notions, and thread in her North Carolina sewing studio. While keeping things neatly stored is important, she also likes leaving certain items out in the open so she knows what she has to work with. Below is an inside look at Mary's studio.
Here you will notice that Mary's workspace is filled with plenty of storage space and inspiration.
Decorative threads are stored by type in wooden wine boxes while Mary's all-purpose threads are kept in shallow drawers. Some of the thread types shown here include: variegated, embroidery, cotton Aurifil, 12-weight cotton, Sulky, silk, and rayon.
Mary loves her Delonghi steam generator iron because it has a heavy, professional soleplate. It can also be set for continuous steam, which she says is very useful when pressing large pieces of fabric.
Fabrics and notions are stored on shelves and in cubes so Mary can see what materials she has at all times.