Slow stitches at The Muse

A new show at the Muse showcases textile art by a young artist. It’ll be an interesting show, especially for interior designers. Called Slow Stiches, A stitch to remember… the artist Vrinda Akar says: “All my life I have been captivated by the microcosmos and the intricate forms of the natural world. I look at the ways of nature in my arts practice and through my handwork interpret her forms. My collection is about the combination of natural materials and contemporary design.”

Being born and bought up in Jaipur, Vrinda Akar could hardly escape her affinity towards handcrafted textiles. The daughter of an antiquarian developed her fondness in preserving, reviving and promoting the authentic traditional crafts of India from a tender age. Akar graduated in Textile ‘Environment’ Design from London’s University of Arts last year, and the course gave her an insight into the world of natural dyes that is her signature. The imperfection of nature is well represented through some of the arts of hand embroidery and shibori dyeing which can never produce a replica.

At The Muse Gallery, Portobello Road, Thursday 23rd June – 10th July. Gallery is open afternoons, Thursday to Sunday. themuseat269

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