Saturday, March 7, 2009

NYC Day 3: Lotta Jansdotter Workshop

Took part in a surface printing workshop today in Brooklyn with well known textile designer Lotta Jansdotter. Lotta is originally from Aland a small island near Sweden but now lives in Boreum Hill in Brooklyn. I have long admired her economical designs and wonderful colour combinations. She was a fantastic teacher and very fun.

Lotta talking about her inspiration.

Lotta's "Tang' design.

The pear apron I made using a stencil technique.
One of the biggest lessons I took from the workshop was that simple shapes can look very sophisticated when repeated.


Debbie Powell says hello said...

looks like so much fun!! i love the pears!

Alanna Cavanagh said...

Thanks Debbie!
It was fun.