Studio Stories: Kirandeep Grewal
Discover the work of designers and makers from Canberra, Australia’s design capital in these fascinating virtual studio tours and interviews with Craft ACT members.
Kirandeep is a visual and textile artist with extensive international experience in several parts of the world, currently based in Canberra. She creates wearable art in silk that is free-flowing, colourful and light. The colours and designs she uses are inspired by the Australian flora and fauna and her travels around the world.
The silk painting is all freehand. The silk is also dyed by combining various dyeing techniques (Shibori, indigo dyeing from Africa and Indian dyeing techniques). Kiran uses ecologically friendly techniques to minimise wastage of water and dyes. Some of the silk designs incorporate needlework and freehand machine embroidery to make thread a part of the design. Various printing techniques are also introduced for wall hangings.
Filmed by Georgia Arndell