Friday, May 09, 2014

One of those wonderful days in life!


How to describe Anni Downs, the wonderful designer of Hatched and Patched?
Very skilled designer who makes all her own models herself, smiling, generous, fun. Her models are a feast for the eyes and an inspiration to my hands, and her lovely appearance just adds to the fun.


I have loved Anni’s designs for years – they are my kind of primitive – whimsical with style – and the most wonderful detailed stitcheries.
I have made dozens of her miniature stitcheries over many years, to decorate all kinds of things. Her patterns are so well made, and all of the designs being sold with pre-printed fabric also has a paper copy of the design so it can easily be made again. Love it!


Yesterday I was so lucky to attend Anni’s class in Oslo.
This new table runner has both applique and stitcheries, and we were guided step by step through the different stages.


Straight lines, curves, and stitchery details on the houses – Anni’s sample pieces.



The whole class group


- and to end the fun class day – a selfie with May Britt, Anni and myself :-)



Keep on singing -


  1. What a wonderful day we had. Loads of vitamin Q.

  2. How lucky you are! I would love to be able to take a class with Anni Downs! Glad you had a lovely day!! :)

  3. Hanne I am so pleased you had such an awesome day....Anni is a real inspiration...

  4. How wonderful for you. She is such a delightful person. I recognise many of the patterns that I own (and many not made) that are in my stash!

  5. Anni is so lovely and her classes are always so good. So happy that you got to meet her in person.

  6. The talent just seems to ooze so effortlessly out of Anni, doesn't it? What a beautiful way to spend a day with friends. So happy you were able to attend. We'll be expecting lots more "Anni" projects from you and May in the near future!


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