My Mom did not know how to sew until she remade my older sister's room into a sewing room. I had been sewing on the kitchen table or in the family room for 3 or 4 years when my sister got married. A dedicated room seemed like a decadent indulgence beyond my wildest dreams. I even taught my Mom how to sew straight seams in what we always called The Sewing Room.
As our girls started moving out, I gained a space of my own and finally claimed the whole loft. It was glorious and seemed to deserve an elevated title.
I spied this sign at a local craft show and requested it for Christmas. Santa obliged and then I started thinking, do I have a sewing room or a sewing studio? And why all the angst?
Sewing room was a term with which I was comfortable. It meant the comfy room where I could leave out a project and didn't have to clean it all up and put stuff away each night.
A studio, on the other hand, seemed more important. Painters have studios or important quilters have them. I looked up the definition of the word studio at dictionary.com.
stu·di·o - noun, plural stu·di·os.
1. the workroom or atelier of an artist, as a painter or sculptor.
2. a room or place for instruction or experimentation in one of the performing arts.
I see there the word artist. Maybe in order to consider my spot a studio, I had to consider myself an artist. I had to elevate my view of myself.
I posted the same picture and query on Instagram and quilters were quick to come down on the side of Studio, not sewing room.
I want to be so quick to value myself and what I do. I am going to work on it. I will see which word/designation seems natural.
How about you? Do you work in a sewing room or studio?
Either way, I hope you are sew happy with it.
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