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Embroidered Junk Journal Covers

Handmade Junk Journal by Hanna Andersson (detail of embroidered cover)

I love creating patchwork collages both with papers and fabrics. In this post I will show you two textile art pieces that took quite a while to finish, but it was a joy to stitch them together. Both have a found pink rose embroidery that I recycled from the thrift shop and included here, and […]

Creating textile book pages

Creating textile book pages

Update on the iHanna Journal of Stitchery that I started in January. Each month we’ve been given two themes to play with, one for the background and one for the actual image of the page. In today’s blog post I will share video footage of me thinking about and creating the first 4 + 1 […]

Textile Love: Mending a quilt

Textile Love: Mending a quilt

I consider myself a collage artist and book maker first, but I also have this huge love for textile art. I do everything from quilting to embroidery, slow stitch, knitting, crochet, wall hangings from textiles – those kind of things and more… Is this something you are interested in too? I’ve been thinking lately about […]

Sewing with pencil patterned fabric

Sewing with pencil patterned fabric

Hi friends, let’s sew something shall we? I bought a beautiful pencil patterned fabric a few years ago “for mom”, but secretly wanting it for myself. Just look at it: those pens and pencils are yummy! Yellow, green, orange, pink and turquoise pens with a light gray background. Gorgeous pattern, right? I love it so […]

Quilted Christmas Table Runner

Quilted Christmas Table Runner

It’s time for some quilty pleasure, sewing for myself. It’s especially “bad” because I was supposed to create handmade gifts “for everyone” and instead I made something for myself… But really, is it selfish when it’s about self-preservation? Making is my crutch, when I can find it… Its not selfish, but selfless to be first, […]

Embroidered wool handbag

Embroidered wool handbag

This summer I created a little handbag for quick outings or fancy parties perhaps… I love sewing into wool, so that’s what I used as the fabric of the bag, just so I could do some wool embroidery on top of it as well as sewing it together. It’s been a long time since I […]