Hannah Rae is a practicing textile artist based near Cambridge, England. Following a successful career in fashion design, Hannah discovered embroidery in 2017 and began experimenting with different techniques developing hand stitch and free motion embroidery.
Personal intuitive responses to the environment and the effect of time on surface are 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, Hannah gives her 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.