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Published on January 27th, 2009 | by Jackie Hernandez

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Lotta Fabrics, Inspiration, and Surface Printing Workshops

Lotta Jansdotter is the label for Lotta Anderson’s amazing fabric designs and creations.  ”Dotter” means daughter and “Jan” is the name of Lotta’s father.  Lotta grew up in Åland, an island between Sweden and Finland, which has been a great source of inspiration for her Scandanavian designs.

Lotta Fabrics

There is a small selection of wonderful, modern fabrics at Lotta Jansdotter.  The fabrics are screen-printed on 100% linen.  Linen fabric is made from flax fiber which is naturally grown without the use of harmful pesticides.  Fabrics are sold by the half yard for $22.  There are also linen remnant bags available with 4-5 remnant pieces each featuring a different design.  Both the fabric yardage and remnant bags would be prefect for small sewing projects (try making your own fabric cuffs).  Just look at Lotta’s bags and home accessories for inspiration.

More Inspiration from Lotta

For even more inpsiration try one of Lotta’s books.  Simple Sewing features a variety of sewing projects for around the house.  Lotta Prints shows you how to do everything from printing with potatoes to screen-printing your own fabric.  Each of the books includes patterns and templates for the designs featured in the book.

Learn From The Master Herself

If you are in the New York area, Lotta offers surface printing workshops in her Brooklyn Studio.  There are two classes upcoming in March and one in May.  Spend an afternoon with Lotta and learn various surface printing methods.  Classes are $230 for 12pm-4pm and are limited to 10 students.

[Images courtesy of Lotta Jansdotter]

 


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About the Author

I am a work-at-home mom busy chasing after my son and establishing my eco-business, Tiny Décor. I also write the Tiny Décor Blog aimed at modern parents trying to go green for their kids. Tiny Décor has allowed me to turn a passion for sewing, craft, and environmentalism into a business. Blog writing has become an outlet for me to share my experiences going green, being a parent, and loving the planet.



7 Responses to Lotta Fabrics, Inspiration, and Surface Printing Workshops

  1. Lu n' Am says:

    The Lotta fabric patterns are great, I will definitely be checking her site out. Thanks for sharing, always a fan of this site.
    Lu

  2. Lu n' Am says:

    The Lotta fabric patterns are great, I will definitely be checking her site out. Thanks for sharing, always a fan of this site.
    Lu

  3. Lu n' Am says:

    The Lotta fabric patterns are great, I will definitely be checking her site out. Thanks for sharing, always a fan of this site.
    Lu

  4. Monica Fernsell says:

    Looking to do a similar business in Florida USA. What kind of inks do you use that are organic? Love what you do! Monica

  5. Monica Fernsell says:

    Looking to do a similar business in Florida USA. What kind of inks do you use that are organic? Love what you do! Monica

  6. Monica Fernsell says:

    Looking to do a similar business in Florida USA. What kind of inks do you use that are organic? Love what you do! Monica

  7. Monica Fernsell says:

    Looking to do a similar business in Florida USA. What kind of inks do you use that are organic? Love what you do! Monica

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