Hello, I’m Aditi.
I’m a textile designer, craft facilitator, and an observer with a deep appreciation for everything handmade. I enjoy documenting the stories of people, places and objects around me.
I grew up around family with a predisposition to the handmade. Both my grandmothers have made innumerable embroidery and crochet items for near and dear ones. I’ve spent many evenings watching my mother stencil beautiful patterns on her saris. My father, a self-taught graphic designer, has always shared his work with me and encouraged me to create and make without inhibition.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication from M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai and a Master’s in Textile Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. The most important take-away from studying design has been to look beyond an object and into the context of it.
I am currently working at Gandhigram Khadi & VIPC Trust in Tamil Nadu. I have been facilitating design through the weavers to keep the identity and beauty of Gandhigram Khadi alive.
I’ve also had the opportunity to work on various textile projects for organisations like:
Nool by Hand, Erode
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Lalee Kids, San Francisco
Crafts Council of India
I’m always on the look out for exciting and challenging projects. If you have something in mind or just want to say hello, do get in touch with me.