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Scandinavian-inspired weaving with Minttu Fiber Arts

Lotte Bond is a self-taught fibre artist who lives in Canada with her husband and three young boys. Lotte loves experimenting with various weaving and macrame techniques and especially enjoys working with patterns, texture and colour. She attributes her artistic nature to her architect father, while her simple and modern Scandinavian style stems from her Finnish mother.

Nature is a major source of inspiration for Lotte’s work. An avid skier and rock climber, Lotte spends a significant amount of time in the mountains and is continually captivated by nature’s beauty, lines and textures. She is also drawn to bold colours and patterns influenced by the Scandinavian textiles that have surrounded her her entire life.

Recently, Lotte has been exploring the traditional Finnish “ryijy” (rya) technique and she looks forward to seeing where that might lead.

Her dream is to create larger pieces for people’s homes and commercial spaces and to continue exploring the many possibilities with weaving.


Minttu Fibre Arts gets creative with our yarns

She created a series of frame weaves using the Sailorman and Lincoln cotton yarns.  Floral patterns are her favourite, but she found fun experimenting with a zebra pattern, showing that organic patterns can also be displayed on a fixed frame weave. 

Lincoln - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Bark
1 pc. € 5,12
€ 10,25
Sailorman - 100 g
Marzipan
1 pc. € 7,98
€ 10,63
Lincoln - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Moss
1 pc. € 5,12
€ 10,25
Sailorman - 100 g
Zinnia
1 pc. € 8,51
€ 10,63

She loves the vibrant colours of the Sailorman cotton and the width of the yarn works well for frame weaving, while the Lincoln cotton is soft and easy to work with and has a beautiful sheen adding lustre to the pieces.


And here’s the story about the name of her textile boutique. “Minttu” is the name of a Finnish children’s book series that Lotte read with her grandmother, Mummu, who also introduced her to weaving and crocheting. Lotte felt “Minttu” was an appropriate name for her craft as a way to remember her grandmother and how they spent their time together.


If you enjoyed learning about Minttu Fiber Arts and her creations then we suggest reading and discovering Weave me away - Weaving is attainable for everyone.

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