Anna Alanko (born 1987) is an illustrator and pattern designer whose works are characterised by a dreamy atmosphere and heavy use of texture. In her works, Alanko plays with the contrast of the organic and the digital, mixing techniques unconventionally. The premise of the displayed works are the embroidered textile samples from the Friends of Finnish Handicraft, which belong to the collections of the Craft Museum of Finland. Since the samples are anonymous and not artist- centric, the works emphasise the role and mark of the anonymous creators, the physical movement behind the embroidered patterns, as well as the meditative process of working with your hands. Alanko mixes various media from digital 3D illustration, animation and laser cutting to painting and embroidering by hand.