Friday, August 28, 2009

Inleaf Design

Simple, elegant and delicate! I had bookmarked Lotta Helleberg's designs awhile back and stumbled upon them again the other day while sorting through all my links. Her gorgeous leaf inspired prints can be found on everything from pillows and bags to stationery and wall art, all non-toxic and eco-friendly. An enjoyable read, many of her inspirations and techniques are featured on her blog.

"Luxurious natural fabrics are washed and dyed with eco friendly fiber reactive dyes, non-toxic paints are blended to just that perfect shade, and the leaves are collected and cleaned... the printing - the most exhilarating part of the process - where the leaves, compliant and faithful, help me create magical imagery by serving as ever-changing printing plates. After steaming the fabric, to make the paint colorfast, the construction takes part in my studio, where threads and vintage linings are equally carefully considered."

"The result is a collection of lovely objects that brings the deceivingly simple beauty of nature into everyday life. Each piece is meant to be used, shared, and cherished." 

5 comments:

  1. Thank you Kate. I am honored to be featured here. I'll be back to visit.

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  2. Gorgeous prints...lovely blog.

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