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Anja Rieger


Ever since I was a little girl growing up in lovely northern Germany I've had a passion for painting and crafts. I have followed my childhood dreams to become a certified goldsmith and to receive a degree in arts and design. For the past 20 years, I have been doing what I love most - working as an illustrator. I have illustrated lots of books – many of which have been published in different languages and turned into animated cartoons for TV.


Together with my friend Sonja, I have taken my passion a step further – since 2009, my designs are available as digital images for machine embroidery, hand stitching patterns, ribbons and fabrics. You can find all these designs here on my website: Anja Rieger Design


Not only am I coming up with the designs, I also digitize to maintain the vitality of my drawings. I have taught myself the technique of digitizing - in endless days and nights and a long series of trials and errors and almost never ending test stitchings. While drawing, I already think about how I can turn the illustration in a proper digital image. That way I can ensure the vitality of my sketches and drawings will survive in my embroidery designs.


To find out more about my illustrations, please check out Anja Rieger I have also become an avid blog writer. On Anja Rieger blogspot I share techniques and materials for crafts, artefacts and other things I am interested in. Please stop by – I'd love to hear your comments on my posts.




Sonja Nerge


I have been working with online businesses and in the media industry for many years. I love all the opportunities the internet has to offer. And it was through the web, that I've met Anja more than 10 years ago. Now I am in charge of the backend of her website, and that means handling all your requests, suggestions and orders.


I am thrilled about the chance to work with Anja's embroidery designs, fabrics, ribbons (and who knows what else she will come up with in the future...) and handling this website. What is more beautiful than to offer compelling new items through the internet to people all over the world?


Whenever you have a question, about the technique, handling or something else, whether it be a simple or more difficult question: I'm glad to be of your assistance!

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