Hello, I’m Aditi.
I’m a craft and textile designer, facilitator, and observer.
I have a deep appreciation for everything handmade.
I love documenting the silent stories of people, places and objects.
I grew up around family with a predisposition to the handmade. Both my grandmothers have made endless 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 Deisgn from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. One of my important learnings through these programmes has been to look beyond an object and into the context.
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
I’m always on the look out for challenging projects. If you have something in mind, do get in touch with me.