this is a lovely book. lotta jansdotter is very popular in japan, and this is one of the books about her and her work that has only been published in japan.
lotta's aesthetic sensibilities are really quite special, and this book gives you an inspiring glimpse into her world, and describes many fun projects that you can make yourself.
lotta creates beautiful textile designs, and this book includes some simple ideas for hand printing on cloth with rubber stamps, linoleum blocks, stencils, and potato prints.
this book shows a collection of handmade fashion, bags, and projects for your home that show off printed textiles; you could use your own hand printed fabric if you like.
the fashion section includes: pocket pants, mitten with handprinted fabric, swatch applique on tunic, quilted scarf, reversible wool muffler, muffler with secret pockets, add on fabric skirt, tie, shoe clip, fabric necklace.
the bags are: square bag, wrist bag, bag with wood handles, really big tote, picnic bag, travel kit, tie bag, zipper pouch, stenciled suede pouch.
home projects: fabric mobile, patchwork potholder, table runner with pockets, cuff for glass, long pillow, fabric headboard, add on fabric curtain, floor mat with handle, add on fabric towel, fabric cover for hanger, stitched artwork, denim tool apron, smock apron.
the sections and titles are in both japanese and english. the patterns and 'how to make' instructions are in japanese only. however, they are all accompanied by clear diagrams (with dimensions marked in centimeters). the sewing is quite simple. and if you know how to sew even a little, i think you should have no problem with these projects.
flickr set here.