Textile, Print, and Adventures in Mapping at the Loveland Museum Gallery

A little over 30 years ago, I feel in love with Printmaking while working on my BFA degree at Colorado State University. There was just something about the combination of drawing with a needle on an etching plate – almost “plate sculpting” – and the graphic quality of the finished image, not to mention the […]

And now for some Good News…

“LineScape #36 (Bridges)”, 42 x 69 inches (deconstructed screen-printed cloth, batting, stitching) ©2014 Ayn Hanna

LineScape #36, my most recent work in this series and the largest so far was one of 2 of my works that was accepted to the Quilts=Art=Quilts show at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY. The even […]

A Studio Weekend of Dyeing and Printing

Saturday was all about the eco-dyeing and printing and it was Hot. I wrapped and cooked 11 bundles, fabrics I’ll use to make some wall pieces for my upcoming show “Must Love Art”.

As the sun was going down, I felt like a kid that had been playing in the dirt […]

Creating Art to Order

A good-sized batch of my scarves will be winging it’s way toward the east coast soon

It will include 12 of the eco-printed variety

And, 12 of my breakdown screen-printed kind, too

Scarf Ball 9 Patch and lots more Eye Candy

one-of-a-kind hand printed 100% silk scarves ©2014 Ayn Hanna

This weekend is the big 3 day American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, Feb 21-23, at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Art for your Body

I’ll have over 60 of my one-of-a-kind hand-printed silk scarves available for sale in my booth #719 at the show. These […]

Ending 2013 on a high note and rolling into the new year

Detail of one of my newest Dye Drawings on cotton fabric ©2013 Ayn Hanna

Space reserved and Contract signed? √

Booth, floor, and lighting ordered? √

Pre-marketing Post cards designed and ordered? √

Holidays? What Holidays? (Just kidding.) Actually, we had a very nice quiet family Christmas Day and fun New Year’s Day tucked […]

Studio Fruits: Dye Drawings on Cloth – A Place of Not Knowing

A few months ago, I had assembled a group of dye drawings on 13 large silk screen frames and spent a day printing these out on cloth, sharing a few photos of that work in process in a previous post.

Below are some of the fruits from that day of printing in the studio:

Art Cloth Eye Candy – Studio Play Time

Over the course of a few weeks, I’ve assembled a group of 13 silk screens with dye drawings. It was time to get to printing all of these out on cloth. Sunday became the day for the 6 hour long printing session.

printing out one of my silk screen dye drawings onto cotton cloth

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Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

An irresistible urge to Paint

Do you ever feel so constrained, and boxed-in by the stifling structure of the day job, that you need to find some way of breaking free and letting loose? I sure do.

And funny thing is, even working with the textile medium (at least in the way that I do) […]

Did anyone get the number of that bus?

Being a bit on the introvert side of the continuum, it takes me awhile to recover from a 2 day/14 hour long weekend open studio event. I’m thrilled that we had nearly 200 people come see our studios, and even happier that I was able to have some great conversations with so many visitors. Seems […]