Gunnel Hag studied Textiles in Stockholm, Sweden and London, England.
Her clothing and interior fabrics have been represented at International Design exhibitions. She has received many grants and awards for her work, including Ontario Arts Council grants and a Ministry of Industry and Trade Award.
For over 30 years she owned and operated Trees Textile Designers and Printers in Toronto, where she printed and dyed fabrics for film and theatre companies in Canada and the United States.
Gunnel was a professor in the Textile Studio at Sheridan College, School of Crafts and Design in Oakville, Ontario for twelve years. In 2002 she was a visiting lecturer at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India. She is an enthusiastic, innovative and creative teacher, who offers unique inspirational workshops and lectures both in person and online.
Gunnel has published two books: ‘Creating Texture’ and ‘Creating Texture: Soft Textures’.
Her concern with health and safety, both in her studio and in the classroom, has led Gunnel to actively promote the water based Colour Vie Pigment System for the past twenty years.