Hello, I am a surface pattern and print textile and illustration designer with a keen interest in printmaking, surface manipulations development, colour palette making, graphic designing, eco-design, handcraft making, and weaving.
My project is influenced by folklore natural pigments and patterns used in Kerala, India on contemporary baby wears. I have given detail to pattern and printmaking using natural inks which are tannin-rich in nature and tend to have a long shelf-life. anthotype printing, block printing, stencil printing, flower stamping, bundle dyeing, ice-dyeing, tie-dyeing, cyanotype printing, Hand embroidery, Hand painting, etc. are the surface pattern methods used in this project. Betel leaf ink, Bean leaves ink, aracanut powder, lime powder, turmeric, jaggery, salt were the main ingredients used for this work.
Through this project, I intend to enhance the value and promote the usage of natural inks, taking babywear as a suitable medium to convey to the potential eco-consumers.
- Junk Juxtaposed National Fashion Olympiad - Consolation Prize- 2015
- 'Artist of the Year Award' - 2013
Keywords: sustainable, natural dye, natural dye, pigments, surface manipulations, surface patterns, surface prints, embroidery, folkore, traditional, tannin-rich, Anthotype Printing, Cyanotype Printing, Block Printing, Stencil Printing, Flower Pounding, Flower Stamping, bundle dyei