After 11 shows, its back to the studio she goes

The snow is flying outside and I am hunkered down inside. I couldn’t be more ready for some creative time alone, in my studio, to go further inside, to explore, to play, to make some new work.

a new piece in progress

I’ve had 11 shows this year (4 are still in progress) and […]

The story behind City Lines

“City Lines”, 29 x 36 inches, Dye Drawing (cotton fabric, dye, stitching, batting) gallery wrapped over canvas stretcher frame, © Ayn Hanna

My first home in New York City was a shared loft space on the north side of the Williamsburg bridge. I rode the subway into the city and back each day for […]

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 […]

Da Booth, #719 at American Craft Council Baltimore Show

Dry Run in the Living Room

With just a few weeks to go before show time, last week was all about setting up the booth and figuring out display(s) for the wholesale and retail shows, and making a list of everything we still needed (tools, tape, biz supplies, etc.) to add to our shipment.

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Oh Me Oh My – ACC Baltimore Show opens 3 weeks from today!

“Big City” (6 stitched deconstructed dye drawings stretched and mounted around 20″x20″ canvas panels) ©2014 Ayn Hanna

T-3 weeks ’till showtime – Booth #719 at ACC Baltimore!

The booth is fully consuming the living room, the sewing machines are whirring along, more boxes keep arriving daily with stuff we’re going to need to make […]

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:

Nature’s soup – more colors of Avalanche Ranch

water water everywhere

2 weeks ago it was the extreme heat that caused schools to be closed for a day. This week it was the rain. Upwards of 12 inches – as much as an average year’s total – in just one day. And that, on top of an already steady 2 days of rain, […]

Fly Me to the Moon

Yellow. It seems my most favorite color lately. Some have argued that it’s actually green.

LineScape #22 – Window Seat, 18.5 x 30 in. © Ayn Hanna

A deconstructed dye drawing on fabric

with thread as well

LineScape #22 – Window Seat (detail) © Ayn Hanna