by Anne Vasko

Jellona Suuri

Jellona Suuri is a new Finnish children’s book by illustrator Anne Vasko. Jellona Suuri translates to Lion the Great, and follows a cute red cat through pages of adventures. The illustrations are done entirely using sewn fabric and embroidery, adding texture and character to the fuzzy animal characters. In addition to art, Vasko studied textiles as a student, and these illustrations playfully combine the two. She has illustrated numerous children’s picture books and coloring books, as well as other illustration and textile design work. All of her work is full of bright, cheery colors and bold shapes, be it a floral scarf design, or a book about a happy rabbit. You can see more of Vasko’s work on her website here.