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EMBROIDERY AND TEXTILE ARTIST
HIAA BOARD MEMBER - SOCIAL MEDIA
Polina Laamanen (b.1989) in St.Petersburg, Russia is an embroidery and textile artist based in Vantaa, Finland since 2020. She creates one-of-a-kind hand stitched artworks using threads and hand modified textile. She wrote a book about volume embroidery that was published by EKSMO in August 2020.
She creates one of a kind hand stitched artworks and original ebooks and tutorials.
Over the years Polina established her own recognisable embroidery style where thread painting is combined with hand modified textile. All collected experience Polina shared in series of online workshops with over 3000 participants. At the moment Polina is working on collection of artworks which combine Scandinavian graphics and realistic botanical embroidery as well as embroidered eyewear and jewelry.
Arina Lebedeva was born in Leningrad(St. Petersburg )in 1971.She finished both music and French schools. She played Russian folk instruments with her school's ensemble in
various St. Petersburg theaters, including the Shostakovich Philharmonia and the Capella Theatre. When her art began to require more time, she studied western European art for two years at the Hermitage Museum, and she received her art degree from the Repin Academy of Art. She now has experience with miniature art over the past 30 years.
Arina has an unwavering positive attitude, and her desire is that her art would bring joy to people. She paints light, bright scenes, which convey her own love of animals and architecture. She paints with foxtail brushes of one to three hairs. All work on the boxes and bells is hand-painted. The boxes are made by hand.