Did you know that my hand painted silk accessories business started and in fact still is run alongside my graphic design work? I’m so excited to have answered a few questions and had my ‘side hustle’ highlighted on the Starling Bank blog. Many thanks to James Pratley for the feature. There are so many more amazing designer-makers featured on the blog, so do take the time to read through the interviews.
Read the full post: Arati Devasher’s Side Hustle
You remember that custom wedding scarf that got featured on Boho Weddings?! Well, now you can see exactly how I made that scarf – step by step instructions can be found in my new tutorial newly published on the Jacquard Products website. If you make your own, do send me photographs, I’d love to see what you came up with!
Link: Read the tutorial on the Jacquard Products website.
Want your very own custom designed and made by yours truly? Tell me what you would like here.
See the scarf in detail: Botanical Industrial wedding scarf
House of Coco very kindly asked me a few questions about my little one-woman business. Designer Spotlight casts a glow on up and coming brands, and it’s so lovely of the editorial team at House of Coco magazine to have asked me to be a part of it.
Read the full post: Designer Spotlihgt: Arati Devasher
I am so excited that I can finally reveal the secret project I worked on a few months ago. My customised wedding scarf has been featured on the Boho Weddings website, and you can read the blog post, linked at the bottom of this post.
Like every scarf I make, this one is hand painted and the text is done by hand too, in gold paint. Click through the images and you’ll see the process behind the wearable art. The brief I was given by London Local Weddings for the photo shoot was ‘Botanical Industrial Wedding’ and the scarf features leaves in a deep green with metallic text, in keeping with their theme. For more details of this particular scarf, click here.
The finished scarf – made to order
Mixing the dyes
Painting the silk
Checking my design
Painting the design
Setting the dye
Wear as a scarf
Use as a wedding detail
If you would like a custom scarf for your wedding, birthday, christening or any other special occasion, just email me or fill in this form and I’ll come up with a unique design just for you. Click the link below to view the full blog post including other makers from the London Local Weddings collective.
Link: Read the Boho Weddings Blog Post
Botanical Meets Industrial Handmade Warehouse Wedding Inspiration from London Local Weddings
I do love it when bloggers pick up on silk puns like ‘seas of silk’, and Mathanki has written such a charming post to go with the quirky title. Read the full article at London is Open blog.
Custom orders are my favourite scarves to make – they’re a challenge, but a welcome one. Making a customer’s dream come to life is supremely satisfying. I shared the process of making one such scarf in a guest blog post for the London Local Team, and you can read the full article at the London Local Team blog.
The charming Mich Yasue of UK Handmade asked a few questions and I answered with both words and images… check it out UK Handmade’s blog. It’s all about how I paint my silk scarves, richly illustrated with beautiful photographs taken by Yeshen Venema at my studio in Finchley, London.
The lovely Holly has asked me some interesting questions, and featured me on her blog. She’s included not just my silk painting work, but also my paintings… read the interview in full on the Handprinted blog.