As per Lotta: “Developing these collections is a very exciting process. There are so many things to consider when you assemble it all: the scale of the pattern, the colors, and the “feel” of the collection are among many aspects.”
Today, Lotta is going to show you some of the steps, so you can take part in the process, and see how Bella came to be.
Lotta’s studio (and shop) is located in Brooklyn NY. This is where she creates her patterns and motifs, make product samples, and holds workshops.
Lotta takes all the color prints now on paper to mix and match the different colors. She wants to be sure they all make sense together.
Lotta decides on names for all the patterns and handwrites them to be printed on the selvage of the fabric.
After the color choices are finalized, the first set of printed tests on the actual fabric arrive. This is a rather important step because it is the last chance to make any color changes. Bella turned out to be a bright, modern and sunny collection, with bold designs. Imagine so many different things that can be made out of these fabrics, perfect for home accessories, sweet dresses and creative quilts!