Eleanor Hannan
Embroidery work, Drawings, Paintings

Eleanor Hannan

Eleanor in front of free motion embroidered portrait Navigate Stitch 
CCBC Gallery: Portrait Lab, 2017

I am a visual artist who works in embroidery including 'free motion' on the sewing machine and hand embroidery. I have a BFA from the University of Manitoba and have exhibited work both as a drawer and painter and as an artist working in textiles in many locations in Canada, the UK and Europe in travelling shows. 

I have received several grants to aid in the creation of work including a Visual Arts Grant from the BC Arts Council for the embroidery project She Breaks Down.

In 2006 I won the Port Moody Wearable Arts Award in two categories including Best in Show for the crow costume From the Ashes

I have worked on numerous collaborations and my long-time collaboration with the writer Elizabeth Dancoes includes numerous exhibitions of stories and art on the mythology of the skirt. 
We have a web site ( currently under development) dedicated exclusively to this body of work called Skirt Power Stories.
To indicate something of the time frames for this project 
(called 1001 Funny Things You Can Do With a Skirtwe exhibited our first story in 2000 and our most recent in 2016. 

Teaching is an important part of my creative life. Currently I teach Surface Design in the Fashion Design and Technology Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University/Wilson School of Design in Richmond, BC. I teach embroidery and design workshops for the Maiwa School of Textiles in Vancouver, BC. 


Bettina with her portrait called Navigate Stitch 

Bettina with her portrait Navigate Stitch 


detail of the fingers: Navigate Stitch

Detail of the stitching fingers Navigate Stitch