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My work has also involved a return to the dual role of crafting wherein I have worked to redefine textiles as a medium of art and not just something of utility as a garment or house-hold linen. I have been teaching design students for the past two decades but in my endeavour to create awareness among the general public of all these facets of textiles and especially embroidery, I now conduct workshops for all ages and skill levels, including children. I am always amazed at the dynamics that unfold when children and adults work together and this time too, it was fabulous to see adults with no prior art background eschewing all inhibitions and working like the children around them. They responded in very interesting ways to the ideas and material that they were exposed to, which is always very satisfying to note.

I have also conducted art classes for children aged 5 – 12 years of age, teaching them the basis of drawing along with embroidery, papier mache, painting, paper sculpting and imaginative drawing etc.…Read more

Creative Explorations with Fiber.


Designed and taught courses to inculcate basic skills in Colour and Design, with special emphasis on colour which is the primary consideration for the buyer’s choice of fabric. Formulating special exercises to enhance drawing skills in terms of observation, use of unconventional tools and uninhibited representations of observed details towards creating a vocabulary of creative expression, that is contemporary and therefore able to address the design needs of the market/ society.


The various subjects relating to design have been addressed to students of Fashion Design, Textile Design, Textile Technology, Apparel marketing and merchandising, Leather Apparel Design Technology and Fashion Communication at NIFT and IIT Delhi.


• Colour Theory.

• Drawing Skills.

• Hand painting techniques.

• Principles of Colour and Design.

• Design and Society: The Indian Context.

• Lectures and talks on issues relating to Design.

• Designing and Marketing as Interactive strategies.

• History of Traditional Printed and Painted Fabrics.

• Textile processing techniques and fabric identification.

• Jury member for admission tests, interviews and student projects.

• Surface Ornamentation

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