I started it yesterday and it was more than just cleaning out my studio, it was a purge.
I was in my studio making some potholders and suddenly I get the feeling that I needed to move some of the old fabric in my studio. Some of the stuff I’ve had for years and never used. I couldn’t help but feel it as weighing me down.
So I started going through it, all of it, every piece and scrap.
Some of the fabric I put aside to donate to our thrift store in town. Some of it I actually threw away. I filled two bags with clothes I had bought at thrift stores and never used to go in the clothes bin at the American Legion. I have another box of fabric I’ll donate to the High School Theater Club if they want it.
The stuff I kept I refolded and put on different shelves. It was about shaking things up, moving the energy around.
And as I went through it all I felt a shift in my studio. A clearing. I also got reacquainted with the fabric I do have. It also reminds me to use what I have, not to save it for someday. Because there’s a lot of fabric in the world and a lot of it comes to me in one way or another.
Tomorrow I’ll go into my studio knowing there’s more space there, with the weight of the unusable fabric gone.