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Sketching on Fabric

Sketching on Fabric

Hey curious one… You can sketch with both a pen and a needle. Or you can combine the two methods… So my latest ATC is a self portrait of sorts. Very much an experiment where I had no idea where it would go or end but just started with a quick idea when I found […]

Three Magic trees in the sun

Three Magic trees in the sun

So the first step is to stop, notice, and appreciate what is happening. Even if this is all we do, it’s revolutionary. Pema Ch๖dr๖n So this is the fabric piece that became one Artist Trading Card; a bright happy sun on a cloudless day. I mentioned it in my last post about painting on fabric. […]

The background is the beginning

The background is the beginning

I’ve been spending a few days at a embroidery workshop and retreat here in Sweden, right now I’m just trying to digest it all. Among other lovely ladies I met Madde, someone who indeed is a kindred spirit. Her painted ATC fabric inspired the above ATC backgrounds, painted with acrylic paint on fabric. Last time […]

Taking time for what you love

Taking time for what you love

I fell in love with painting on fabric when first tried it on fabric patches three years ago. I later used those patches to sew my Magic Mixed Media Bag, a bag I still use almost every day. Recently I got a compliment about it at a Knitting Caf้ event. Only those who embrace creativity […]

The Spring Chicklet

The Spring Chicklet

Isn’t this the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? It’s a spring chicklet on the loose, wishing you all a happy easter! And I’m in love with my own creation. It’s lovely when that happens, don’t you think? :-) I love this. I loved coming up with the idea, sketching it and finding the right fabrics […]

The Madonna Embroidery

The Madonna Embroidery

The Madonna Embroidery – A mother’s love. In Christian imagery everything has a symbolic meaning; the colours, gestures, people and flowers. But to me, this is not firstly an image of Mary and Jesus, but an international symbolic image of a mothers love, and that’s what I’ve named the piece. A mother’s love. You can […]

Magic Feathers with Jude Hill

Magic Feathers with Jude Hill

Magic feathers. Embroidery by iHanna 2011. Feathers are being collected from around the world! The Magic Feather Project is a collective stitching project focused on creative sharing and giving. It was started by Jude Hill who had the idea of making the black and white feather a symbol of something bigger than herself. She decided […]

Embroidery is so Captivating

Embroidery is so Captivating

Captivating, free form embroidery by iHanna, a.k.a. Hanna Andersson, 2011. I created this embroidery for a challenge with the theme “captivating” (fängslande). I got my idea rather late and only had a week to stitch this up, but I worked on in it every day. In someone’s car on my way to a meeting, on […]

My lovely hand dyed fabric pile

My lovely hand dyed fabric pile

My lovely pile of hand dyed fabrics! This year I’ve experimented with the idea of “making the material my own” more than ever before. I love the idea of dying and not just using store bought and ready to go materials. In a class I took we experimented with these fun fabric colours, called Omeaga […]

Fabric, Watercolours and Embroidery

Fabric, Watercolours and Embroidery

Human beings… have an inherent tendency to seek out novelty & challenges, to extend and exercise their capabilities, to explore, and to learn. Daniel Pink ATC “Gotland”, a keeper. I made this on the boat to the island Gotland this spring. The first line of waves (top) is confident and rhythmic, but the second line […]

Thread Nests Artist Trading Cards

Thread Nests Artist Trading Cards

I’ve embroidered a few Artist Trading Cards this summer. After a while even small pieces becomes quite a body of work. Little experiments. Artist trading cards as sketches. Thoughts that are not yet finished, and still they are finished work. I love that. Related PostsCraft Project | Embroidered Heart Freeform Embroidery that Glitters Swedish Embroidery […]