Anna Torma: Primitive Stitch Work that Tells a Story

As a librarian who likes fiber art, enjoys stitch work and buys fiber art books for the Central Library Art collection, I’m always looking for new fiber artists. While researching I came across this artist, Anna Torma.

She blends together her love of primitive art and children’s storytelling together to create these colorful works.  Her work is so energetic and happy. They almost look like children’s drawings. Her colors are vibrant. While reading about her I leaned she does indeed  use the drawings and stories of her children to create many of her works.

Torma was born in 1952, Tarnaors, Hungary. She leaned how to sew, knit, crochet, and embroider from her mother and grandmothers. Her interest in working with textiles goes back to early childhood when she learned to sew, knit, crochet and embroider from her mother and grandmothers. Torma graduated with a degree in Textile Art and Design from the Hungarian University of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary, where she studied from 1974-79. Since then she has been exhibiting her large scale hand embroidered wall hangings.


Let’s hope she publishes a book of her work. Until then you can view her new work called Bagatelles here at Selvedge Magazine.

More of Anna’s work.

Until we see a book of her book you can come into the Art Division and explore the 746 Dewey number for Fiber Art. We are always getting new books and you never know what you may find.

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One thought on “Anna Torma: Primitive Stitch Work that Tells a Story

  1. saw Anna Torma’s work at Festival of Quilts Birmingham UK Beautiful. I was also exhibiting as Guest Artist and have a piece in the Museum of Art and Design New York.

    Cas Holmes

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