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2024    8 M, Gallery Fishtank, Malmö SE

2024    Group expo, Arkana, Malmö SE

2023    Work in Progress Festival, Malmö, SE

2023    Lagerhaus X Felicia Hansen, mini exhibition, SE

2023    Nesting II, Brändan, Malmö, SE

2023    Rehearsels of [others] realities, STPLN, Malmö, SE

2023    Pop up Festival, Pop up Arts, Copenhagen, DK

2023    Where is your teddy?, Solo exhibition at SSD, Malmö, SE

2023    Art as Resilience, Röda korset Skärholmen, Stockholm, SE

2022    Looking forward, Dutch design week, Eindhoven, NL

2022    Teddy Orbs, Staden som Galleri Galej, Borås, SE 

2022    Looking forward, The Textile Museum, Borås, SE

2022    Teddy Orbs, Way Out West, Gothenburg, SE

2022    Looking forward, Milan design week, Milan, IT

2021    Material Meetings, Form & Design center Malmø, Malmø, SE

2021    Material Meetings, The Textile Museum, Borås, SE

2020    EXI(S)T, Dutch design week, Virtual

2020    Textile Matter, Stockholm furniture fair, Stockholm, SE

2019    The Gently Explosive Art of Yarn Bombing, St. Pancras gallery, UK

2018    Knits, The Textile Museum, Borås, SE

2017    Pattern & form, Textile gallery, The Swedish School of Textiles, SE

2015    Unikadesign af overskudsmaterialer, The library of Aarhus, DK


Felicia Hansen is a professional teddy bear killer and multidisciplinary textile artist. Her primary medium is dismantling stuffed animals to create sustainable art and atypical interior designs. 

There is a constant increase in post-consumer waste from the toy industry. In the past, it has been a tradition of inheriting family members' old toys, but these days it has become a competition for some children to own the most teddies or other toys. But since we do not live in a Peter Pan world and children grow up, most children grow apart from their toys, but what happens to the toys after we do not need them anymore? In many cases, the toys we owned were our best friends and most important companions when growing up; therefore, they should be treated as so even when we no longer need them.

Felicia Hansen's artistic practice deals with post-consumer waste from the toy industry by creating awareness through art and design. Felicia has a five-year design education from The Swedish School of Textiles, where she used her Master's degree to specialise in textile practices focused on repurposing toy waste. Felicia is currently based in Malmö, Sweden. 

Felicia offers a variety of textile services. Please contact her if you want to do a collaboration or just want to hear more


  • Adobe CC: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Bridge.

  • Blender

  • Cinema 4D

  • Clo3D

  • Microsoft Office

  • Staubli, Scotweave, Weavepoint

  • Weaving: Domestic & Industrial

  • Knitting: Domestic & Industrial

  • Printing: Dyeing, Screen-, Digital- & Transfer print

  • Tufting

  • Sewing & embroidery

  • Pattern construction


2020-2022 MFA, Textile design. The Swedish School of Textiles, Borås.

2017-2020 BFA, Textile design. The Swedish School of Textiles. Borås.


2021 (Summer)          Kristine Mandsberg, Copenhagen, DK.

2019 (Sep-Nov)          Sophie Cochevelou, East-London, UK. 






2022      The Global Design Graduate show

Teddy Vessels [also known as our former best friends] was shortlisted for the Global Design Graduate show 2022 in the category Fine art, Photography and Craft.


2022       Lagerhaus Student prize

Motivering: ”Vårt pris går till en student vars verk uttrycker glädje och lekfullhet och samtidigt bidrar till en hållbarare värld. Den ifrågasätter det vi lämnar efter oss, men undersöker hur man med god design kan använda befintligt material för att skapa nya produkter. Vi vill ge vårt pris och en jättestor teddybjörnskram till Felicia Hansen för exjobbet ”TEDDY VESSELS”


Justification: “Our prize goes to a student whose work expresses joy and playfulness and at the same time contributes to a more sustainable world. It questions what we leave behind, but examines how, with good design, existing materials can be used to create new products. We want to give our prize and a huge teddy bear hug to Felicia Hansen for the ex-job “TEDDY VESSELS”

Press & publications

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