Bless This Mess was created in 2017 by Hanna Tuukkanen, a textile artist and craft maker living in London. She is originally from Finland, though most of her adult life has been spent living in the UK. However, Hanna has also resided in Southeast Asia and various countries in Continental Europe.
Hanna has taught Arts and Crafts in schools, nurseries and workshops for more than 10 years. She has been a keen craft maker since her childhood and learnt to knit, crochet and sew at a very early age. Hanna has taken various Arts and Crafts courses throughout her adult years and has graduated from The Art Academy with a Certificate of Sculpture. She often uses more than one discipline in her work but her particular interest is working with wool. Hanna is a member of the International Felt Makers Association and a keen supporter of various community events in Southeast London where she lives and works.