LUprints main designer, Ulla Clark, was introduced to Scandinavian textiles at a young age through growing up with a Swedish mother. On frequent family visits to Sweden and seeing her relatives’ homes adorned with collections of hand-embroidered and screen printed linens, her fondness for table runners and napkins blossomed. She has always been drawn to the pleasing simplicity that nature provides, she spent a decade working outside in the forest, often finding time for collecting and cataloguing plants and flowers. Her strong affection for nature as well as her memories of the beautiful, yet functional linens, are a constant inspiration for new products and prints.
Ulla has been trained in industrial screen printing by both fine art printers as well as textile printers in Canada and the USA. She has been printing full-time since 2005 in her screenprinting studio Limelight Screenprinting. Her love of printing combined with her knowledge and training in sewing and designing led her to start LUprints in 2006.