In 2014, I was at a sewing fair in Hasselt, and stumbled across a booth with beautiful fabrics. The super kind designer was named Lotte Martens, and she was looking for shops to sell her screen printed fabrics.
Less than two years later, it is hard to imagine the Belgian sewing landscape without Lotte’s beloved textiles. The beautiful colors, the original prints, and the high quality of the fabrics make many seamstresses happy to pay a bit more than they would for mass-printed fabrics.
Lotte’s newest endeavour is a collaboration with LECHAPERONunlimited. They launched a “textile box”, with 13 pieces of new and exclusive fabrics, in different colors, prints, and textures.
Lotte sent me 4 different fabrics, of which I used three so far. I’m keeping the fourth one for a special little project.
My favorite one is probably Pattini: a greygreenish cotton mix fabric with a pretty gold print. I combined it with a perforated faux leather (from my local shop) into a simple asymmetric clutch. It’s a test version for a pattern which will be available in June, be it in slightly different dimensions.
The second project is a drawing booklet for Norah.
I folded a pile of printing paper into a piece of Lotte’s gold-printed felt (‘Jemen’), and simply stitched through the fold (with a little help from my hand wheel, of course).
Norah loves these types of little booklets.
And finally, I turned a piece of mint-and-gold ribbing into a slouchy beanie.
I made it with Christine’s free pattern. I love it so much! It takes around 15 minutes to make a beanie. I first made three test versions. The smallest size fits Ava, the middle size fits Norah, and the biggest size fits me.
Many thanks for giving me the opportunity to work with this beautiful fabrics, Lotte and Vicky!
Would you like to work with the fabrics from this fabulous textile box too? You can buy it at Le Chaperon for €149.
Make sure to also check out what other bloggers made with Lotte’s fabrics. Remi & Henri posted her creations here, and in the next couple of weeks, you can get more inspiration over at my friends from Petrol & Mint, Ik Ben Vink, Hilde@Home, With Love By Eva, De Zuster Van, and Paspelpoezen.