Lotti Brown Designs

-- Artist & Designer - Author & Teacher of Drawing Your Way --

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New Summer 2019 Pattern Collections

announcements, color, craft projects, fabric, new collections, shopping, sneak peekCharlotte BrownComment

My colourful new collections are now available for Summer 2019…

With a colourful contemporary look, and including delicate florals and traditionally-inspired patterns as well as bold boho styling, there’s sure to be something to inspire you…

Colourful summer collections by Lotti Brown Designs

Colourful summer collections by Lotti Brown Designs

The new designs are available as:

  • fabrics - for your own sewing projects

  • wallpapers - for exciting home makeovers

  • fashions and accessories - for a unique summer style

  • homewares and printed products - to personalise your space

I’ll share a list of stockists and links at the bottom of the page.

Carnation Carnival bag by Lotti Brown at Contrado

Carnation Carnival bag by Lotti Brown at Contrado

First, here’s a quick peep at all the new designs…

Tropical Coral fabric collection by Lotti Brown

Tropical Coral fabric collection by Lotti Brown

Patterns of Paradise in coral and blue - fabric collection by Lotti Brown

Patterns of Paradise in coral and blue - fabric collection by Lotti Brown

Patterns of Paradise in coral and yellow - fabric collection by Lotti Brown

Patterns of Paradise in coral and yellow - fabric collection by Lotti Brown

Flights of Fancy in soft coral - fabric collection by Lotti Brown

Flights of Fancy in soft coral - fabric collection by Lotti Brown

Flights of Fancy in bold yellow and blue - fabric collection by Lotti Brown

Flights of Fancy in bold yellow and blue - fabric collection by Lotti Brown

Flights of Fancy in pink and green - fabric collection by Lotti Brown

Flights of Fancy in pink and green - fabric collection by Lotti Brown

Carnival Colour fabric collection by Lotti Brown

Carnival Colour fabric collection by Lotti Brown

Stockists

Here’s where you can find the new designs…

Fabrics & Wallpapers

Spoonflower

A selection of fabrics available as yardage, fat quarters, or swatches plus wallpapers. Click here to see…

Boho Patterns of Paradise Yellow & Coral

Spoonflower -- international delivery from Europe & USA

Peacock Feathers Coral & Turquoise

Wovenmonkey

A range of fabrics printed in the UK - swatches, fat quarters, or by the metre - click here to see…

Wovenmonkey -- international delivery from UK

Fashion, Homewares & Accessories

Peacock Feathers pouch by Lotti Brown at Redbubble - click pic to find it in the store

Peacock Feathers pouch by Lotti Brown at Redbubble - click pic to find it in the store

Redbubble

Redbubble - clothing , homewares, accessories - international delivery from a variety of international locations (Don’t worry about customs — click here for customs info)

Click here to visit the store…

Pretty butterfly wings patterned phone case by Lotti Brown at Redbubble - click pic to see it in the store

Pretty butterfly wings patterned phone case by Lotti Brown at Redbubble - click pic to see it in the store

Society6

Society6 - furniture, homewares & accessories - international delivery from USA (furniture delivered to USA only) - click here to see…

‘Patterns of Paradise’ cushion in coral and blue by Lotti Brown at Contrado - click pic to find it in the store

‘Patterns of Paradise’ cushion in coral and blue by Lotti Brown at Contrado - click pic to find it in the store

Contrado

Contrado - fashion, accessories, homewares, furniture - international delivery from UK - click here to browse my store…

Tropical Coral Floral china plate by Lotti Brown at Contrado - click pic to find it in the store

Tropical Coral Floral china plate by Lotti Brown at Contrado - click pic to find it in the store

Artscase

Artscase - phone & tech cases (iPhone & Samsung Galaxy) - international delivery from USA - click here to see…

Coral floral patterned phonecase by Lotti Brown at ArtsCase - click pic to find it in the store

Coral floral patterned phonecase by Lotti Brown at ArtsCase - click pic to find it in the store

Hope you have a colourful summer!

Free Shipping in my Spoonflower Store

announcements, color, craft projects, fabric, freebies & special offers, shoppingCharlotte BrownComment

Hi - just popping by to tell you that there’s FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING in my Spoonflower store all this week, starting today…

Free Shipping in my Spoonflower store for this week only

Free Shipping in my Spoonflower store for this week only

There’s no minimum order and with swatch-size, fat-quarters, and fill-a-yard options available, as well as multi-yard orders you can stock up on some colour and pattern for your next sewing project.

A large selection of fabric types are available, as well as two kinds of wallpaper, and also gift wrap.

Browse my Spoonflower shop here.

Free Shipping offer ends at 11:59 p.m. EST March 8, 2019

If you love the pink daisies pattern above, you can get it here…

Love this footstool!

craft projects, fabric, inspiration, nature artCharlotte Brown

I love to see what you've been inspired to create with my fabrics - and I've been very excited this week to see what the very talented Karen made with a custom fabric print of my Lapwing artwork - a gorgeous footstool...

Take a look - it's awesome, isn't it?

Stunning - lovely lapwing footstool created with a custom fabric print

Thank you so much to Karen for sharing her creation with me, and also for allowing me to share it with you, too. :)

Experiment with Pebeo Mixed Media Special Effects Paints

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It's just been my birthday, and my husband got me some new paints to play with, so I thought I would share my first experiment with my new Pebeo Mixed Media Fantasy Prisme paint...

Playing with paints :)

The paints are in beautiful shimmering colours, and dry to create really interesting honeycomb shapes, which I hope I will be able to use to create textured interest and backgrounds in my surface pattern designs (you probably won't see them in such a direct form as this again by the time I've played around with them in my designs... but you never know!)

But anyway, this was my first experiment with the paints, all about having some fun and seeing how it all works...

If you want to have a go yourself, you'll need to clear a little bit of space, and work on a flat surface. 

The paints are thick, so I chose to work on a sturdy foam board, and put it into a wooden pebeo paint tray (which you could work directly onto) for ease of lifting and carrying whilst waiting for the paint to dry...

As they are multi-surface compatible, it is possible to work directly onto shiny/non-absorbent surfaces like my foam board, metals, glass or ceramics.

My first experiment with Pebeo Fantasy Prisme paints

I used Cerne Relief paste outliner to create little pools into which I could pool the paint (it's very liquid so needs containing somehow) - surprisingly hard to keep a steady hand (more practice required)!

Then used pipettes to drop the paint onto the surface - you use quite a lot of the paint, and it is quite strong-smelling...

As the pools of paint dry, shapes start to form...

It takes several hours before the paint is 'dry' (tacky to touch still)... and a whole three days before it's totally hard.

But the effects are stunning...

Fantasy Prisme special effect paint makes honeycomb shapes as it dries

And here (below) is the experiment, totally dry... I love it...

Experimental special effects and textures

I can't wait to have another play with my paints - try more colours, and having tried out several different techniques for mixing colours together in my initial experiment, I've got some ideas for which effects I like best, and which, perhaps, don't work so well.

Pebeo also do a 'Fantasy Moon' paint collection, which creates hammered and marbled special effects, as well as other mixed media paints (none of which I have tried... yet).

More paint play soon I hope, but next week I think the only paint will be emulsion - we have a week off planned, to pull out our existing kitchen, and fit a new one (retaining and repainting the cabinet doors), which will also contain a cubby-hole that's going to become my new home office - I'm currently under the stairs with my computer, but in my new space I'm going to have a window, which will make me very happy :)

Pattern Happy :)

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I do love seeing where my patterns end up...

My 'Totaig Mussels' design has been made into these beautiful curtains

Jo B was kind enough to send me photos of the gorgeous curtains she had made from fabric ordered from my Spoonflower store...

And told me:

"I now have a wonderful bespoke pair of curtains that I can't stop looking at!"

Thank you so much for sharing your curtains, Jo, I just LOVE to see where my patterns end up :)

You can see the 'Totaig Mussels' fabric, available in my Spoonflower store, here...