Minttu Fibre Arts

Squamish, Canada

"Scandinavian-inspired weaving and macrame"
Lotte is a self-taught fibre artist with a mind for detail and an innate fascination with nature. She attributes her artistic nature to her architect father, while her modern Scandinavian style stems from her Finnish mother. Lotte draws inspiration from playing in the west coast mountains, and is also drawn to bold colours and patterns influenced by Marimekko textiles which have surrounded her her entire life.

Simple and modern is the best way to describe her weaving style. Organic shapes, patterns, and texture are often used in her pieces, along with beautiful pieces of driftwood collected from local Nexen Beach and Savary Island where Lotte's family has a summer home.

“Minttu” is a Finnish female name meaning “mint” and the name of a Finnish character from a children’s book series. Lotte has fond memories reading her favourite “Minttu” books with her grandmother in Finland, as well as weaving and crocheting with her. Lotte felt “Minttu” was an appropriate name for her fibre art as a way of honouring her grandmother, Mummu, and remembering how they spent their time together.

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