Hannah Rae

About Hannah

I am an emerging textile artist based near Cambridge, England.  Following a successful career in fashion design, I discovered embroidery in 2017 and began experimenting with different techniques developing hand stitch and free motion embroidery. 

I am interested in making intuitive responses to the environment and the effect of time on surface. My work is pieced together through stitch, rust and eco printing, dyeing, painting, and applique.  Inspired by the beauty of antique textiles, faded and weathered by use and the elements, fragments of past times, I give my work a worn and aged quality.  The work is characterised by a use of used and repurposed materials which are revived with dye and printed elements and detailed stitching.


Indian Summer Flower

Ali Curing Tracks and Trails

Getting In Line

Rust and Revive

Corroded Floral

Two Peacocks in the Autumn Garden

Waiting Outside the Door

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