Annika Strandberg

I have been working with textiles in one form or another since early childhood .As an adult I chose to take this further by studying weaving and tapestry, thereby gaining a City and Guilds certificate. In 2009 I moved to Stockholm to study at the HV-school of weaving and embroidery for three years, which took me deeper into various weaving and embroidery techniques and  since returning to London, I’ve been studying at CityLit to develop my design techniques and knowledge of textile art.

I love using story telling in my artwork and like to awaken stories and imagination in the onlooker.

In my current work I am continuously reacting to the previous piece, seeing where it leads to, changing and developing it into something new. I am also interested in how we all view something, but yet interpret and each see something completely different.


Worn, textiles2020, Espacio Gallery, London, October 2023
Fishy Tales (a collaborative project), Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham, August 2023
Stories in Stich, textiles2020. Espacio Gallery, London, April 2022
textiles2020: the show, Espacio Gallery, London, December 2020
Sewn Antidote. Contributed to a collaborative textile artwork on reflections to the first lockdown of the COVID pandemic conceived and stitched together by Lara Hailey. Accepted as part of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s textile collection 2020
In Transition, Group Show, City Lit, Feb-March 2020
Construction Sites, Group Show, City Lit, July 2019