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


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 […]