Today I want to show how I set up for the Tiny Sewists series. If you haven't read any of these posts, they are a series where I share my lessons for teaching Arden, my four (now five) year-old daughter how to sew. She has her very own sewing machine, and she is doing wonderfully!
It's not rocket science, but I do have to do some prep to take it from our breakfast nook with a table that just leaves enough room to get into the chairs for meals to the "sewing studio" for Tiny Sewists.
First I have to take the chairs from the right side of the table and stash them in the kitchen. I
The same reflector kit I linked previously has a filter zipped inside. I prop this in the window when the timing has us working during this bright part of the day and it takes everything down to a nice even light. See what a difference this makes? Scroll up and down and look at the light shining on the floor.
Here's a side by side of one of the final shots for the Tiny Sewists series, and the wide shot showing the layout. In summary, the features of this setup are:
Attributes: Two South-facing windows, and another window facing East right where I set up the table for sewing. When I was deciding where to set this up, I also needed to consider where power outlets were located, and the one up high on this wall works well. The wall are painted a pale yellow; more an off-white. It can get too much light when the sun is low in the sky.
Equipment: When necessary, a photography filter.
Prep: Move table and chairs, bring in the table, child's chair and sewing machine.
I've got at least one more post on this topic to share, so check back for that!