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A lovely day.
Last weekend I was lucky enough to get onto a printing workshop with Lotta Jansdotter in Brooklyn.
I’ve admired her modern patchwork fabrics for ages and have included some in my quilts, so I booked well in advance as she only has eight places and doesn’t run that many classes. She’s so lovely and it was very inspiring just being there in amongst all of her stuff.
We started at the very beginning printing with potatoes, then she guided us through how to carve blocks and went on to demonstrate stencils. We printed wrapping paper, cards, a notebook and a bag in her beautiful spacious workshop, so lots of loot to take home (some more successful than others) and a few yummy fabric purchases from her shop too!
(I’m hoping some of the other students took more/better photos)
I’ve not explored this part of Brooklyn before so I took the opportunity to have a look around after the workshop. I crossed over the canal and walked along Smith Street – and there was a yarn shop!
La Casita, not just a yarn shop with a crochet workshop going on, it’s also a cafe with a fully stocked bar! – all in one little space – too early for that though, so I treated myself to some Cascade Pima Cotton which they wound for me as well (shown above).
There’s lots of inspiring shops including some vintage and many interesting looking bars and restaurants along a small stretch near Carroll station.
I didn’t make it to Brooklyn General Store as I ran out of time. That will have to be another day, soon.
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