Hanna - textile artist & designer
„I love working with textiles; in art, design and craft. In my creative process I find it important to work intuitively. The raw Icelandic nature and the reuse of textile is a constant source of inspiration. I want to illustrate the beauty and calming powers of textile. To use textile as a language to express stories; in color, texture, material, and form. One of my favorite things to do is to create and make with other people; individually and in groups.“
Hanna Pétursdóttir is an artist and designer from Iceland, based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She travels regularly to Iceland for inspiration and work. She earned a B.A. degree in Fashion & Textile Design from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. And a Master of Arts European Fashion and Textiles Design from Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) Paris, France. Hanna has designed numerous fashion and textile collections. Participated in numerous design and textile exhibitions and sold her designs to clients and stores across Europe, the United States and Japan.
Hanna has always been fascinated with fiber and textural forms. Creating with a natural and vibrant look; in bright yet muted colors combined with structure and texture finishing. Wool, felting, and recycling are a continuing element in her work. Aiming to add a unique textural element to a space.
Hanna works on limited pieces in textile & fashion; commissions, collaborations, textile workshops and community art projects.
The process is slow and honest; a combination of traditional handwork technique and modern sustainable design. Creating and making by hand gives you time to think and process. Hanna ‘s calling card is the creative use of wool and recycled textile. The freshness and quality of each item is derived from the unique way of processing wool and recycled fabrics.
HANNA felting is a textile art and design studio in the heart of Utrecht. Devoted to prolonging the active lifetime of textile and creating less waste. Working with ecological and recycled fibers. Passionate about improving positive textile awareness and trigger others to do the same.
HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) Paris, France.