Welcome to The Textile District, Laura!
Meet Laura Sutthoff, the designer and creator behind Laura Lane Designs.
For over twenty years, Laura has been creating beautiful fabrics. In the 1990's, Laura Sutthoff's graphic-styled designs were silk screened onto linen, cotton, and silk and sold at art shows throughout the Eastern United States from New York City to Charleston, South Carolina. Following her passion for fabric design, Laura has worked with many corporations developing her talents. Learning from other designers and how they work has inspired Laura to begin her line of fabrics.
Laura Lane Designs are original works inspired by Laura's daily photography. Laura sketches her observations into a journal, then transfers them onto paper to be painted or drawn in colored pencil. Once finalized, it's onto the computer for final colors and repeats. The Cicada Collection is one example. Every thirteen years during the warm months of summer in the South, Cicada Nymphs crawl out from under the earth. The unique sounds of the males calling on their mates are soothing in the evening breeze. It’s a homecoming of sorts, remembering parties and picnics outside. Seeing friends and family, dancing on the grass, and staying up late to hear stories of days gone by."
We've listed (and linked) each fabric design within the Cicadas Collection below. We invite you to shop, share and enjoy! Let us know your favorites!
Custom Printed Fabric By The Yard
Inspired by the sights and sounds of summers in the South, the Cicadas Collection custom prints on your choice of 10+ ground fabrics making it easy to mix and match for home decor, quilting, apparel to crafts! Click the design names below to shop the fabrics in our catalog:
COLOR STORIES ON THE BLOG
Click to view: "Evening Muse"
Click to view: "Summer Breeze"
Click to view: "Southern Party"