In the Studio with Tricia Royal

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 Royal studio shelves

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!

Tricia Royal 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!

Ironing station Tricia

Tricia’s worktable and design wall.

Tricia Sewing Table

Her sewing desk and Juki sewing machine.

baby quilt by Tricia Royal

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.

Tricia desk

You can see more photos of Tricia’s studio and quilts on her flickr stream here. Learn more about her and see her latest work on her website Bits and Bobbins.

Thanks so much for sharing these photos of your amazing workspace Tricia!