New photos in the gallery

Another Long Line Group finished their nine months workshop these days. The gallery is now online. Have a look at “LL-14” but also at the “Felter’s Gallery” where you can admire the beautiful felted and stitched bags of felting artist “Frau Schneck” (Mrs. Snail).

Frau Schneck-1Felted and stitched by felting artist “Frau Schneck”

My hazel nut book

In the Eco-Print-Workshop with Sandra Struck-Germann last week I did not only print on fabric, but also on paper of course. My red hazelnut bush turned out to be a great printer with very good printing abilities. But also many of the other leaves in my garden made – literally – very good impressions, even the “Giersch” which is not really a welcome plant in our gardens. I wrote with Foundational Hand and – of course – bound the book with threads from Atelier Lange-Nadel. Oh! By the way: it is all printed on the good english wallpaper!


Lovely results were obtained from the Eco-Print-Workshop with felting artist Sandra Struck-Germann! Here is a little collection. We received super-cool results on fabric (for the art quilters and embroiderers) as well as on paper (for the book binders). Most of us do both and so we are all very happy with our treasures that wait for further development. Especially for eco-print I made a new collection of threads in matching colours, less bright than usual, most of them silk.

Happy Pentecost

Yesterday we had a little private gathering here in the studio and just played with the materials laying around. And this is what came out: Beads made of rolled felt strips, wrapped with handdyed embroidery threads, some rocailles stitched on – here you are!



German Patchwork Days

German Patchwork Days, May 1st – 3rd 2015

Exhibition “Ost und West begegnen sich” (“East meets west”) with approx. 60 embroideries from participants of Anne Lange’s Online Embroidery Course



New Books

In the week after easter I went to a bookbindung course with Peter Baumgartner in Freiburg (black forest). As usual I could learn a lot and enjoy the experimental atmosphere. I made five books in five days: a cover for an art journal with long stitch, a cover for an Altered Book, a fabric book with coptic binding, a cover for my sketchbook about venice – and I could learn a new binding: the “australian binding”.

Happy easter!

With this embroidery from Heide Kleinteich I want to wish you all a Happy Easter! The embroidery “Dream carpet” is part of our next exhibition “East meats west”. This is also the motto of the next Textile Art Festival in Berlin at the last weekend in june. Hope to meet you all there. Heide Kleinteich-5Dream Carpet – Kanvas embroidery from Heide Kleinteich

“Long Line” is about to start

The next Online Course “Long Line” will start on April 1st. In nine months time you can learn the basics about free embroidery. The course is open for enrollment now.

Irmtraud Schmidt-8Above: Embroideries from Claudia Hess and Irmtraud Schmidt

Sewing dream girl

This is our daughter Henrike. Here she is on the red carpet in Berlin. The film “Dream girls” will be starting tomorrow in the german cinemas. She was not an actress in this film, but in the costume department, which we – of course – prefer a lot. We hope she will sew more often now. And – I hope this idiom does not loose its meaning during translation – a size smaller would be perfectly all right 😉