Talking Points: Hannah Rae

A collection of sources to explore the work of Hannah Rae.

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Hannah Rae

Hannah Rae is a textile artist based in Cambridge. Her work is formed of embroidery and free motion embroidery. 

The works are responses to the environment and the passage of time. The surface of Rae’s work are pieced together through stitch, rust and eco printing, dyeing, painting, and applique; faded and weathered by use and the elements, fragments of past times.

Website

Textiles by Hannah Rae

Questions to Ask Children

How does this image make you feel?

Describe the texture of this piece.

How do you think the artist made this work?

Textiles by Hannah Rae

Questions to Ask Children

Draw the different marks that you can see.

How would you describe the colours?

If this was an aerial view of a scene, what might the scene be?

How does this piece differ from the first that you saw?

How does this work you feel?

DAY-17 Textiles by Hannah Rae

Questions to Ask Children

What do these 3 pieces have in common?

What is different about the 3 pieces?

Which one is your favourite? Why?

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