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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling/Chapelle (March 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402716028
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402716027
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #534,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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134 of 136 people found the following review helpful By Esther Schindler TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 15, 2006
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Our craft room is a mess. We do a lot of crafts -- quilting, stained glass, woodworking, needlework. Most of the furniture in the room (built to be a bedroom) are castoffs from other parts of the house, or the inexpensive plastic drawers you get at an office supply company. We can never find what we want, and things are "stored" by piling them on the floor.

So you can imagine how interested I was in Organizing Your Craft Space.

I've mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, it has a lot of great photos, showing different ways to organize craft rooms. After an introductory chapter, there are chapters devoted to each of several popular crafts: stained glass and mosaics, rubber stamping and stenciling, scrapbooking, paper crafts, beading, yarn crafts and needlework, and quilting. You'll also find photo spreads for "guest artists," people who do that craft professionally, showing how each individual organized her work space.

You can learn a lot by looking at the pictures, and getting your own ideas from them. Even though I found that most of the rooms shown were "let's look pretty" rather than "let's get to work," I had at least one "Aha!" of my own. (Perhaps I can better organize my fabric stash by using one of those hanging closet dividers! And the tip of using metal tins with magnets on the bottom *might* be useful.)

That's a good thing, because I don't think you'll get a lot of inspiration from the text. I had expected a lot more practical guidance, not suggestions like "Categorizing books should be accomplished according to a system that works for you.
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115 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Stitch Beeyatch on April 4, 2006
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Straightforward advice to organizing your craft space. The book is divided by type of craft: rubberstamping and stenciling, scrapbooking, paper crafting, quilting, stained glass and mosaics, beading, and yarn crafts and needlework. Rooms belonging to guest artists are featured with interesting, but perhaps not unique, storage ideas featured. (The guest artists included Dee Gruening, Anna Corba, Sandi Genovese, Freddy Moran, Susan Pickering Rothamel, Suze Weinberg, and Linda Woodward. Note: no beaders, knitters, crocheters, or needleworkers.)

Ultimately, most of us are probably cross-over crafters and we'll all find something useful in this book about organizing our particular mix of supplies.

Starting with a remedial schedule for organizing your room, quizzes follow. These "personality assessments" suggest style and color for you to use in creating your space. This was the least helpful section.

Styles range from the galvanized steel workshop to pretty shabby chic rooms where supplies are displayed like collections. There is the wild, colorful style of the quilt artist and the sterile wire baskets and butcher block counter look. One room even looked like a store. Gives new meaning to shopping in your own stash!

There were no suggestion for locating the storage or other items used in the rooms.

I am primarily a needleworker, and I was a little disappointed with the suggestions they had for storing needlework supplies (although I suppose we have fewer different types of supplies than scrapbookers, for example). Storing spools of metallic thread in jars may be pretty, it's just downright impractical. There were some other suggestions that I found impractical but others might embrace (like organizing books by color). Most of the "spaces" shown are full craft rooms or studios, but they did feature one or two spaces that are parts of other rooms, in one case part of a bedroom. Something for everyone in this book.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful By 3dogMum on May 16, 2011
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"Organizing Your Craft Space" urges you to "create a functional, inspiring space that lets you focus on crafting, not clutter," so sayeth the back cover.

Groovy. I need functional and inspiring. And organizing.

I have many crafting interests: soap-making, sewing, quilting, counted cross stitch, knitting, leather work, papier-mâché, paper making, painting, drawing, polymer clay, and occasional forays into stamping. Thus, I thought that this book, which features chapters on stained glass and mosaics, rubber stamping and stenciling, scrapbooking, paper crafts, beading, yarn crafts and needlework, and quilting would have many ideas to help me get my often unruly crafting areas under control.

Thoughts that crossed my mind most often while reading this book: "Good Gods, does this woman put ribbons on everything?" and "Again with the shallow boxes and drawers?"

While this book has many lovely photos of lovely studios and workspaces, as well as featured "Guest Artists" who could've been plucked from Carol Duvall's Rolodex, I found it to be a major disappointment in the area of organization. It should rightly be titled "Decorating Your Craft Space," for the author seems to stress visual appeal much more highly than she stresses organization, and the word "functional" belongs nowhere in this book. She's also big into decorating things with ribbons. They're tied around jars and bottles, adorn boxes, attach tags to baskets and boxes, and serve as hanging cords for "storage" systems that look like they'd fall off the wall if you breathed hard on them.

The book offers two quizzes to help you understand your personality type.
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