Creative Space

In The Studio With Candace Winiarski

There is something fascinating about seeing where other artists work and how they arrange their creative space. Studios are often just as much a commentary on the artists who work in them as is the art that gets created there. Every individual’s space is a unique alchemy of their required tools of the trade, sources of inspiration, chosen materials, and how they then put it all together in a way that balances physical space constraints with optimal creative flow.

Having said that, I had the perfect excuse to invite myself over to Candace’s house in order to photograph her sewing studio…and being an obliging friend, she agreed. 🙂

Candace in her studio.

Candace’s studio contains equipment and materials for sewing, quilting, card making, and weaving. Many of the furniture pieces in the room were made by her husband, Tom. Three windows provide ample light and the room feels comfortably cozy. There is plenty of space for all of the well organized boxes, bins, carts, projects, books, fabrics, rulers, scissors, and – oh yes – hula hoops.

For when that desire to hula hoop hits…
Sewing station and inspiration board.

Candace has been weaving since she was in her teens and her work is beautiful. Overlooking the loom are a couple of close relatives to my own studio mascot, DaisyLoo.


Just right for reading and relaxing.

There are lots of details that speak to Candace’s aesthetic – perfectly imperfect bowls, art fair finds, self-designed bags, color sorted buttons, books, music, wall quilts….

Candace’s home has touches of her textile artistry throughout. I would be remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to showcase some of her work.


Custom quilted table runner (table designed and crafted by Tom). The river section connects with and flows into the pond.




I leave you with this –

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

  • C.S. Lewis

2 thoughts on “In The Studio With Candace Winiarski

  1. Love this! You are such a wonderful wordsmith and photographer not to mention good friend to my very talented, creative, caring sisterinlaw, Candace!!! Isn’t her studio as creative as she is….she comes from a long line of artistic talent, designers, and of course, sewers!


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