We’re excited to start a new feature on our blog where we’ll be visiting the studios of both our Creativebug instructors and the artists and makers who inspire us. Our first studio visit is with Tricia Royal of Bits and Bobbins. Tricia is a designer and fiber artist living in downtown Chicago with her husband and adorable four year old daughter, Poppy.
Tricia says her work is influenced by “color theory, 20th century and contemporary art, musty old craft books from the 1970s, scandi and japanese design, and funky grandmothers everywhere”. Tricia’s love of bright bold colors comes through in everything she does — from her gorgeous quilts to the outfits she wears. It’s fun to see how her love of color is infused in her beautiful workspace. We hope you enjoy this peek into her studio!
From Tricia: My studio space is in the master bedroom of our 3 bedroom apartment near downtown Chicago. I used to have my studio in the smallest bedroom of our place, but we switched rooms at the beginning of 2013 so I could have a little extra space to stretch out, creatively (I have a very understanding husband!). We never spent much time in the master bedroom anyway, so it mostly works!
Tricia’s worktable and design wall.
Her sewing desk and Juki sewing machine.
Tricia made this beautiful quilt for a friends baby. It measures approximately 41×48 inches and was made mostly from her collection of scraps. It’s backed with a piece of shot cotton.
Thanks so much for sharing these photos of your amazing workspace Tricia!