About the Artist
FolkAnna, my artisan business in the foothills of western Maine, is named to honor my great, great grandmothers, Anna and Anna. Inspired by ethnic designs from their Czech homeland, a passion for color, botanical motifs, and the mischief of woodland fairies, I found myself creating hand embroidered whimsical textile art. Each item is one of a kind, handcrafted and my own original folksy design. I create soft dolls, fairy bird wands and bird ornaments, soft children’s books, Mir (Peace) Babies, and more. All dolls in my BabiAnna line have butterfly fairy wings. Each doll has a unique name, from the long list of grandmother’s names shared with me by my friends. Using hand needlework techniques with beautiful upcycled textile bits and vintage trims, I am having such a joyful time creating items for play and home décor.