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Get To Know - Aneela Hoey

Get To Know - Aneela Hoey

Written by: 
Samantha Beck

Aneela Hoey's fabrics are inspired by the things she loves.

CT GTK Aneela Hoey - Make Time FQs

Make Time by Aneela Hoey - released Fall 2021.

Aneela studied printed textile design at Winchester School of Art before working at design studios in both London and New York as well as freelance work. Her design work usually starts out with hand drawn sketches and artwork before being recreated in either Illustrator or Photoshop. She loves designing digitally so that she can play around with colour, form and layout to create something interesting.

CT GTK Aneela Hoey - Meander Fabrics

Meander - in shops now.

Aneela Hoey has been creating fabric lines for Moda since her first collection Sherbet Pips was released in 2011. Her most recent collections include Make Time (released last year) and Meander (shipping soon). Characteristics of Aneela’s style include whimsical motifs, playful blenders and fine attention to detail.

CT GTK Aneela Hoey - Aneela's Meander Quilt

A simple quilt Aneela made with Meander.

Aneela is currently obsessed with writing patterns for sewing organizers - pouches, totes, boxes and cases that can be sewn up and used to hold tools and supplies for stitching projects. Her most popular designs include the Zip Up Tray Pouch, Inside Outside Pouch and Booklet Pouch. Aneela’s goal is to create designs that are both inventive and functional. You’ll find her fabric designs work perfectly with these projects as well as any quilt design you may currently have your eye on.

CT GTK Aneela Hoey - Zip-Up Tray Pouch Make Time

Zip Up Tray Pouch - AH101 - with Make Time.

What is your favorite color?

Orange.

CT GTK Aneela Hoey - Log Cabin Pillow

Log Cabin pillow made with Meander.

What is your favorite season and why?

Summer - I’m a warm weather person.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

I love the morning hours so a "morning person."

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

An air hostess.  (I love travelling.)

CT GTK Aneela Hoey - Pop Open Pouch

Pop Open Pouch - AH111 - made with Meander.

What inspires you daily?

Colour more than anything, but also unintentional patterns.

What is your favorite food?

Spinach and ricotta cannelloni.  

CT GTK Aneela Hoey - Make Time Bags

An assortment of Aneela's bags made with Make Time, clockwise from upper-left:

Where was your best vacation?

In the 90’s, I worked at an American summer camp in the Catskills followed by a month travelling around the US on a Delta Airlines standby airpass. We went everywhere.

What is your favorite movie? Actress or Actor?

My favorite movie would be Last Christmas or The Big Short.  And my favorite actress would be Aubrey Plaza.

CT GTK Aneela Hoey - Clear Zip Pouch

Boxy Clear Pouch - AH103Meander.

What are the words you live by?

Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

What are your top 5 favorite notions?

  • Binding clips
  • Merchant & Mills Wide Bow Scissors
  • Awl
  • Clover washable marking pencils
  • Woven fusible interfacing 

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