Monday, 7 May 2012

SAQA Oceania Studio Blog Hop

Welcome to my studio! Today it is my turn in the SAQA Ocania Studio Blog Hop to show you my workplace - and here it is, in sunny Brisbane, Queensland, in the subtropical region of Australia.

We rent this house, as we still do not know if we will stay in Australia for good, or go back to the Netherlands at some point (or somewhere else). We have been living in this authentic Queenslander since 2008.

My studio (which also serves as as our guest room and study) is this lovely, light room. On the desk my simple but beloved Janome sewing machine - I bought it before I started quilting but it is still serving me very well. In the corner to the right of the desk are my screen printing, textile painting and dyeing supplies. On the left (visible in the first photo) is my fabric stash.

My ever-growing collection of magazines and books on quilting, textile art, screen printing etc. The books in the large bookcase on the right are mainly medical ones, from the other partof my life ;-).

The ironing board in front of the doors to the deck; taking advantage of the light:

Screen printing is an important element in my work. This is my screen printing room, aka our dining room:

Fabric dyeing is done under the house:

Thank you for having a look at my workspaces! I hope you will join us for the rest of the blog hop as well. The next stop is in Perth, at the other side of this vast country, with Dale Rollerson from The Thread Studio. She also has the full ist with all participating artists on her blog - click here.


The holidaying librarian said...

Great to see your studio, Linda. Aren't Queenslander houses great for the under-house space?

Sue Dennis said...

I see you use your spaces very well Linda. Thanks for sharing. It is interesting to see how we each 'make do' within our homes.

Jantine said...

Wat een leuk kijkje achter de schermen!

petra said...

Leuk Linda, druk met opruimen geweest;-)) Groetjes Petra

christina said...

je boekenplank buigt haast door. Leuk om te zien hoe je werkt.

Linda Stokes said...

It's interesting to see everyone's setup - you seem to make full use of yours. Great to have under the house space for your dyeing.
By the way I like your new burlap cards.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Linda. Enjoyed seeing your studio. And the burlap sack cards are cool.
best, nadia

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Linda. You have a great space. I love the sunglasses case you whipped up!

Heather aka Kanerva