Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Visit to Candy's Studio

This is the third in a series of tours of the studios of the talented women in my Quilt Group. This is Candy's studio and it is a wonderland of creative inspiration! Candy is an Art Quilter and a Fiber Artist among many other talents. To visit her studio is such a treat - your eye doesn't know where to go next. There are so many fun, quirky, beautiful, unique and vintage treasures that you don't want to leave for fear you've missed something fabulous!

The room is only medium sized, and a lot of it is taken up with work tables and tools and all her fabric, so I couldn't get a long shot to take in the whole room. I will, however,  show you vignettes so you can get a flavor of who Candy is! Above is a cute old dresser that has pools of thread for handles.

This is just one of many shelves filled with collections of vintage items that she has on display.

...just a couple of pieces of work in progress

Sweet little collected pieces.

Candy does absolutely amazing things with felted wool. This elephant is quite large - probably 6" - 8" tall. I wanted you to see some of the other animals she has created, below:

Continuing around her studio, I loved this carousel of buttons!

I discovered this collection of vintage suit cases she had tucked away. I wonder what's inside them?

Candy belongs to a few quilt groups and so she had traded quilted postcards for quite a while and she had decorated her quilt studio with them. They can be found all through the space. So fun!

Quite an enviable stash!

I wanted to share this project she was working on. She took this picture of her husband and had it digitized and is recreating it with fabric. AMAZING!

Another quilt in progress.

Love this "basket'O'thread".
This wonderful old cabinet wasn't in her sewing room. It was in her kitchen but I just loved it and wanted to show you.
This is the talented lady herself. Thank you, Candy for sharing your fascinating space with us and thank you, visitors and followers for stopping by. I hope you will come again soon. -Derrith


Raine said...

Candy's sewing studio is absolutely full of eye candy and inspiration! I love it! Thank-you for sharing it with us Derrith--I love following your blog!

My Garden Diaries said...

I love all of the vintage touches in her studio! Oh and the shelves as gives me so many ideas and inspiration for my own space! So lovely!!

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Heidi said...

The felt animals are absolutely amazing! I would love to learn how you do that. Thanks for sharing your room and all your many talents!

Candy said...

Heidi, I can teach people how to needle felt, but making the animals is just something that comes out of my head. I do use photos sometimes to help with the dimensions, but I wouldn't know how to teach it. The kitty in the photo is my very first piece. I had been doing some practice on flat felting, but wanted to create something dimensional, so I just did it. I think for me that is how I create whatever medium I use. Some days nothing comes to mind and then suddenly I have an idea.

Thanks for your lovely comments,