Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Shamim Janvaria

My name is Shamim Janvaria and here is a little insight in to what makes me tick!!!
The work I usually create is very contemporary, especially when it comes to surface pattern. Inspired by graphic illustrations, my drawings are very free and illustrative, line drawings usually working in tonal colour with hints of colour washes.
However when it comes to contemporary textiles, my work is derived from many things especially whatever inspires me at that precise moment. At this very moment in time my work is inspired by the essence of nostalgia, from vintage lace, clothing, to travel.  I use various hand and machine embroidery in combination with screen printing processes which is applied to different weights of fabric. I enjoy manipulating and constructing out delicate and heavy weight fabric, which makes the outcome much more interesting. Looking a current designers and trends my work is adapted to suit the current fashion market of today.