A Studio Tour

I’ve been running Red Thread for 11 years now, and am very excited to announce that I have finally moved it out of my house! The endless bolts and rolls and bins of fabric? Gone. The piles of paper patterns? Gone. All those racks of clothes in the living room? Gone. (okay, there’s still one, but I’m working on it)

My new studio is a bright second-floor space on the Danforth that is bursting with colour. My studio mate Catherine of Sailorgirl Jewelry has been there on her own for years. I am ecstatic that she decided to share with me. Wanna see? Come on in!

At the studio entrance there is a small lounge area for hanging out or enjoying a refreshing snack.

At the studio entrance there is a small lounge area for hanging out or enjoying a refreshing snack.

 

This is the left half of the studio (my half) as seen from the lounge area at the front. The cutting table is where the work begins! That's Catherine hard at work assembling jewelry on the right.

This is the left half of the studio (my half) as seen from the lounge area at the front. The cutting table is where the work begins! That’s Catherine hard at work assembling jewelry on the right.

 

The fabric is all in one corner. I am still bringing fabric in and figuring out how best to organize it, but it's shaping up nicely. This photo was taken from Catherine's workspace, behind her bead/assembly table. The colour (of the glass and fabric together) is scrumptious.

The fabric is all in one corner. I am still bringing fabric (and clothing) in and figuring out how best to organize it, but it’s shaping up nicely. This photo was taken from Catherine’s workspace, behind her bead/assembly table. The colour (of the glass and fabric together) is scrumptious.

 

Those glass beads look great, don't they? Catherine makes every one using coloured glass rods and a propane torch. The blue kiln on the left is where the glass anneals. The process is very cool to watch!

Those glass beads look great, don’t they? Catherine makes every one using coloured glass rods and a propane torch. The blue kiln on the left is where the glass anneals. The process is very cool to watch.

 

The machines haven't seen too much action yet, as I'm just starting to work in the space. But I am very excited about 'going to work' in the morning, sewing up a storm, and then leaving it all behind at the end of the day. This is a very novel concept for me!

The machines haven’t seen too much action here yet, as I’m just starting to work in the space. But I am very excited about ‘going to work’ in the morning, sewing up a storm, and then leaving it all behind at the end of the day. This is a very novel concept for me!

 

Is that everything? Nope. There’s a little kitchen full of treats, a small bathroom, a printing/shipping area, a photography corner… this is a wonderful space and I feel very happy to be here.

If you’d like to drop by for a visit or to shop, you’re most welcome. I don’t have set hours yet, but am happy to meet by appointment.

And in case you’re wondering, I will not be holding sewing classes for kids in this space, those will remain in my home (along with sewing camp). But I will hold a few workshops for adults at the studio shortly, to test it out, and I suspect it will be a pleasure to teach and learn here.

If you want to come over, just send me an email for exact directions, I’d love to see you!

Cheers,
Devorah
Red Thread Design

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Wonderful news Devorah! Will try to come by. This is easier to get to than your home . It’ll be interesting how you adapt to ‘going home from work’ at the end of the day!!! Yes, there are ends to the work days! Good Sales at the Beach Show.

  2. Adrian Lancashire June 9, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Very friendly Devorah , freshly illustrated and welcoming. Wishing you and Red Thread well in your expanded operations space, with the happy creativity your customers of all ages love. And thanks to Sailorgirl Jewelry Catherine for sharing.

  3. Congratulations Devorah and Catherine! a Match made in heaven! Thrilled for you and it looks wonderful!
    xoxo

  4. Congratulations Devorah! It looks fantastic – a beautiful creative space to work.

  5. Congratulations!!! Looks awesome!
    So happy for you 🙂

  6. Congratulations Devorah! The space looks beautiful – bright, colourful and inspiring. Catherine’s jewelry looks as gorgeous as your fabrics – a match made in heaven for sure – I see a specially paired dress/necklace combination in your futures : )

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