What is the most important piece of kit in your studio? I was pondering this question as I tidied up my space.
My sewing machines are very important, but then there are always needles and threads to stitch by hand. I love all the different types of fabric I use, but if I was truly desperate, I could cut up some old clothes to use as a base fabric. I have many different pens, pastels, inks, paints, etc, all of which have different uses, so it would be hard to stick to just one. Same goes for all my threads.
So somewhat bizarrely, I think the most useful piece of kit in my studio is ... my Ikea stool! I kidnapped it out of the kitchen a few years ago, thus I need to climb on chairs in the kitchen to reach some things in cupboards. But in my studio it is great. I can reach everything on the top shelves and the ceiling to hang work (we have low ceilings!). It is easy to climb up and down to put and adjust work on the design wall and takes up much less space than a ladder. I use it as a seat when I need one to paint or print as that table is set just a little bit too low (any ideas for raising it?) and it makes a great footstool whilst I am reading or hand-sewing. What more could I want?!
What is the most important thing in your studio?