I was thinking about how to configure my shop when I saw a canvas during yesterday’s unpack that suggested a simple layout for Needlepoint Land that might work quite well.
Here is the canvas, which lead me to think of an H layout for the shop.
And here it is translated into DIY blueprint form (back office area not shown).
1 – checkout counter
2 – rounded display area
3. wooden bookcase
4. long wooden table/w chairs for sitting and stitching
5. small display table
6. small display table
This floor plan appeals to me for a number of reasons:
It’s uncluttered and has a pleasing symmetry.
It allows for a smooth traffic flow.
It segments the store in distinct display areas.
It’s easily reconfigurable.
It transforms a rectangular floor space into more of a square.
Well, Ver. 1 of my blueprint for Needlepoint Land seems like a reasonable start. At least now I can start to think about how and where I might display canvases and threads on the available floor and wall space.
© Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016