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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Printing edition (April 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081186037X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811860376
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #536,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Textile lovers rejoice! Lotta Jansdotter's new book is full of printing methods for everything from your tote bag to your table runner. She explains each process in detail with beautifully styled how-tos, tips for working with different materials, and a showcase of crafts made with each technique." Linda Permann, founding craft and decorating editor, Adorn magazine

About the Author

Lotta Jansdotter is a self-taught designer. She works from her studio in Brooklyn, New York.

Jenny Hallengren was born in Sweden and lives in Stockholm, where she works as a freelance photographer.

More About the Author

Scandinavian-born Lotta Jansdotter is a self-taught designer who markets her products and designs online and to hundreds of stores worldwide. Lotta's contemporary organic designs reflect her deep appreciation for nature's limitless beauty juxtaposed with a love for modern urban style. She is the author of five books, and her innovative designs adorn stationery, cards, and journals published by Chronicle Books. Lotta's creations have appeared in such magazines as Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appétit, 7x7, Elle, Real Simple, Lucky, and Domino, and have been shown at Museums of Modern Art in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. She has created custom designs for Herman Miller, San Francisco's de Young Museum, and Barney's of Tokyo among others. Her designs have featured in lifestyle books, how-to-books, and tour guides published in Japan.

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I love Lotta Jansdotter's style.
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Not a total loss, but I regret not getting myself out to the bookstore to preview this book before I bought it.
J. Raymond
It gives great instructions on numerous products and many printing techniques.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Claudia Daniel on November 16, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is a 15 minute guide to what's already commonly known about
making prints. Nice visuals, but not worth purchasing; makes for a great library book moment.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Conny on August 21, 2009
Format: Paperback
I am diving into printing and bought various books covering the matter, Lotta Prints among others.

I was actually shocked how sparse the text was. The photos you see here at Amazon are in my opinion the "nicest" projects you are going to see in this book. I found the designs awful and ugly. The projects are not ambitious, but on a level with kindergarten projects.

Don't expect useful tips on carving materials, carving tools and how to do it. Screen printing is mentioned briefly, I think the potato print got the most attention in this book, together with buying a stamp (not carving one!) and using it!

I read the whole book in approximately one hour and a half. I couldn't find anything noteworthy.

Ambitious crafter might skip this one and save the money.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mamiedale on April 8, 2008
Format: Paperback
I got this book this weekend, after eagerly anticipating it for a while now. It really is a teriffic book, with great photos and great ideas. I love that there are usable stencils in the back of the book. Lotta shows you the many ways to print images on to all kinds of objects including walls, clothes, paper, etc. A must-have for any lover of crafts.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Denise Cortez on April 3, 2008
Format: Paperback
I received my copy yesterday and I couldn't stop reading, it's an exciting guide to the beautiful world of Lotta's printing techniques and inspirations, a beautifully designed book from start to finish, excellent photography printed in smooth textured paper, it's style reminds me of her other books published in Japan -Lotta's Lifestyle - and - Handmade Project -.

I also own Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing: Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects witch I enjoyed very much but this new book is definitely her best book published in the USA, Lotta's writing is sincere and simple, If you are thinking in buying - Lotta Prints - I recommend you get it, you're in for a Wonderful Treat!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richard J. Flis on August 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
Nicely written but nothing new here. If you have been crafting for a while you may want to skip this one.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Raymond on June 22, 2008
Format: Paperback
I was really excited to sit down and go through the ideas and inspirations in this book. Turns out its a half baked attempt at a book like this. The how-tos are basic and not very helpful. It tries to cover too much without really covering anything. I thought at least I would get to see more of Lotta's work: wrong again! Not a total loss, but I regret not getting myself out to the bookstore to preview this book before I bought it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SBC on September 7, 2008
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I love this book for the ideas! It's fun to look through for the patterns and design ideas that are within. It gives great instructions on numerous products and many printing techniques. I love that it gives picture and word instructions for all the projects. As an artist I don't really enjoy art books that are all words in the instructions. This is a great book for anyone. If you have kids, there are some fun projects that could be done as a family, and if you are a professional artist that loves design, you will get inspiration as well!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Nejman on August 14, 2008
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This is a wonderful book, I love it. The aesthetic, techniques clearly explained and all the ideas just make me itch to do some surface designing.
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