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

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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…

New Greyhound Collars Fabric Design

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My greyhounds fabric design, 'A Crush of Hounds', featuring intertwining greyhounds in 6 striking colour options is now available as gorgeous handmade greyhound collars from MeggieMoo.net

Yellow-Green greyhound collar design

Yellow-Green greyhound collar design

Vibrant orange and red greyhound collar

Vibrant orange and red greyhound collar

'Mirror Image' greyhound design

'Mirror Image' greyhound design

Love Greyhounds?

Greyhound fabrics and wallpapers in the 'Mirror Image' design are also available here (1) and here (2) (Spoonflower) and here (Wovenmonkey - smaller range)

Greyhound-themed goodies and gifts in the same 'Mirror Image' design available here (Redbubble) and here (Society6 - smaller range)

You might also like my pet art prints and custom pet portraits...

Greyhound pet portraits

Greyhound pet portraits

Parakeet Paradise Pattern Collection

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I've gone just a little bit tropical for this Parakeets artwork and accompanying surface pattern design collection: Parakeet Paradise.

Parakeet Paradise pattern collection by Lotti Brown

I wanted to create a dramatic and colourful collection with a tropical feel, perfect for summer style all year round!

I was inspired by some Crocosmia I drew from my own garden. A really easy plant to grow: hardy, and tolerates all kinds of neglect. But it looks so wonderfully tropical!

Tropical crocosmia drawings, from my own garden

I decided to put the flowers with some parakeets, for an exotic jungle feel.

Parakeet drawings

And also some begonia flowers and leaves, drawn from a beautiful houseplant I have in my home.

Tropical look from a common houseplant - begonia drawings

Once I had drawn and coloured the flowers and birds by hand, I scanned them into the computer, and started to create first an artwork...

Parakeet Paradise artwork by Lotti Brown

Then continuing to create matching patterns and designs to be used for fabrics and wallpapers.

You can see the final patterns below...

I really love the dark, dramatic backgrounds which set the bright colours off - tropical, but with year-round appeal.

Detail of my parakeets design

Where to Buy

You can buy my Parakeet Paradise collection as:

  • art prints

  • fashions

  • gifts, homewares, accessories

  • fabrics

  • wallpapers

Art Prints Available from my own Online Store

Framed and unframed art prints available from my online art store

Available from Other Stockists...

Some of the homewares and accessories available at my Contrado online store

Click on the shop name below to visit the store...

My own online stores - giclee art prints with international delivery available.

Redbubble - fashions, homewares, accessories including phone and tech cases. Worldwide delivery from various locations.

Contrado - homewares and accessories including chairs, floor cushions, plates, handbags and more. International delivery available from UK.

Spoonflower - fabrics, wallpapers and giftwrap. Worldwide delivery from USA or Europe.

Wovenmonkey - fabrics. International delivery available from UK.

Fabric samples from Wovenmonkey

Fabric samples from Spoonflower

Wallpapers and Matching Fabrics now available at Lemon Head Prints

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A selection of my designs exclusive to Lemon Head Prints are now available as wallpapers, with matching fabrics...

Wallpapers and fabrics available exclusively at Lemon Head Prints

  • Affordable prices

  • Digitally printed wallpaper

  • Matching fabrics

  • Exclusive designs

Made in Britain. Fast delivery or collection available from North London

Exclusive wallpapers and fabrics by Lotti Brown Designs at Lemon Head Prints

Ideal for interior designers and interiors trade professionals.

The designs are also available to be used for other projects and business ideas, exclusively through Lemon Head Prints, so if you like a design, and you've got an idea, get in touch with them for a chat.

Fabrics and wallpapers available exclusively from Lemon Head Prints

Leafy Camo Textile Design Collection

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I had loads of fun with this colourful 'Leafy Camo' surface pattern design collection...

Leafy Camo textile design collection by Lotti Brown

The motifs for this collection were created from real leaves and seedheads, which I made ink prints from...

Inky experiments!

I created layers of leaf prints, with all different colours, to create the camo patterns in the final designs...

Please click on one of the images below to see them larger...

These textile designs are now available exclusively through Lemon Head Prints. Please get in touch with Lemon Head Prints if you'd like these patterns printed onto fabric or wallpaper, or have ideas about how you'd like to use the designs.

New Greyhound Fabrics - Greyhound Camo

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For you fans of one of my earliest fabrics, my 'Double Greyhounds' fabric, I've been creating a new version of the design, 'Greyhound Camo'.

Take a look below... click on the images to see them larger

Spoonflower fabrics

These fabrics are now available on Spoonflower - click here to see them

EDIT: 20 April 2016 - now also available on Wovenmonkey

Selected colours are also now available on Wovenmonkey in the UK - see fabric samples below - please click on the images to see them full sized.

Wovenmonkey fabrics

Click here to see them on Wovenmonkey

EDIT: 31st August 2016

These patterns and designs are now also available on clothing, accessories, and homewares in my Redbubble store - take a look here, and once in the store, click on an image to see all the products available in that design.

Tropical Design Trend - Behind the Scenes

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I've been working to design for future print and pattern trends coming in Spring-Summer 2017 - and I've been looking at brilliantly coloured tropical trends with the design community at 'Pattern Observer'

I'm going to take you behind the scenes, just a little bit, and show you how some of these designs came about...

Tropical Jungle collection by Lotti Brown - click on the image to see a larger version

I decided to create a small tropical collection, 'Tropical Jungle', for the theme, with my motifs centred around some fantastically colourful orchids I have at home...

Gorgeous orchids were one of the main inspirations to this collection

I drew these many times from every different angle, and drawing both the individual blooms, and whole stems, and separate leaves and foliage to create enough motifs for the collection...

I also wanted some birds in my jungle, so drew some tropical-looking birds from artist source-books, so that I could also add these into the design...

Bird and flower drawings for my tropical collection

Although the colours you see here usually don't end up in the final design, I like to colour my drawings as this gives depth and texture to the design, and often creates the starting point for my colour palette, too.

How some of my orchid drawings developed into the completed pattern

In the image above, you can see how my drawings are scanned into the computer, in colour, then arranged about the screen, using Adobe Illustrator, to create the pattern.

You can see how the original colours (left) were enhanced to become the very vibrant hues in the later part of the design process (right)...

Individual colours, and the whole colour palette, can be tweaked many times until I'm happy with the effect.

I built out the collection with drawings of peace-lilies, and  the foliage of the 'lipstick plant', (both of which I have as houseplants at home) to create a collection of patterns that I felt continued the theme but gave a bit of variety too.

So here are the finished designs - click on the images below to see them larger...

And to see the detail...

Detail from the main Tropical Birds pattern

EDIT - September 2016

These designs are now available exclusively through Lemon Head Prints - please do get in touch with them if you'd like this design printed on fabric or wallpaper, or have any other ideas about how you would like to use this design.

New Surface Pattern Design Collection - Japanese Garden

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A while back I shared a behind the scenes look of the development of a fabric collection and now I'm pleased to be able to share the finished designs in the final collection...

I worked with the theme of 'Japanese Garden', a sophisticated style, and a limited colour palette to create a series of six designs in different scales and tones...

I've shared some of the detail in the designs in the sneak peeks below... click on the images to enlarge them for a closer look...

You can now find many of these Japanese-inspired designs as cushions, bags, tops, notebooks, mugs and more in my Redbubble store PLUS on more products, fabrics and wallpapers at many of my Additional Stockists - take a look now!

Behind the Scenes of a Fabric Collection

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I'm still busy working away on the live briefs set for us by the Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design Ultimate Portfolio Builder course, so I thought I'd share a quick behind the scenes look at what I've been up to with just one of the briefs...

The brief is for a collection of fabrics, to be presented to a quilting fabric company in the UK, Dashwood Studio,  I've been working mine around the theme of Japanese Garden - and I've been busy drawing the motifs and elements to make up the designs within the fabric collection...

My own photos of magnolias and cherry blossom are invaluable as inspiration

Beautiful flowers and foliage from a Japanese garden - from my own photos, or plucked from my own garden....

Foliage is just as important as flowers in a Japanese garden

I am working with a limited colour palette (limited in quantity of colours, but I am free to choose the colours themselves) and have been working hard to get a variety of colours in the collection, plus get the tones across the collection just right...

It's challenging but in a really great way - I'm having fun...   :)

Hopefully I will be back to share the final designs with you before too long, as well ~ Lotti :)

UPDATE: 4 September 2015 - you can now see the final designs here...

New Greyhound Fabric as Collars

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I'm thrilled that my new greyhound fabric collection will soon be arriving on the MeggieMoo website, to be made into handmade dog collars...

My new greyhound fabric design, for MeggieMoo collars

My new greyhound fabric design, for MeggieMoo collars

Find out more about MeggieMoo collars here - the new collars will be appearing on their web store soon (and I will also update you on my blog when they arrive.)

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...