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Tantuvi - Agreat Indian warp, Graduation Project

Auroville PAPERS, Workshop

Colours of Nature, Freelancer

SILK MEMORY - Textile Inkjet Printing, NID

Basic & Advance Weaving, NID

Dyeing Workshop, NID

Advance Print design, NID

Constructive Textile/ Surface Development, NIFT

Thing I enjoy doing

UPASANA DESIGN STUDIO Auroville, India, 2011-2012

Upasana is a place where creativity, fashion, design, Indian culture, business, social responsibility and spiritual progress get woven together seamlessly. It is a place where people are the central focus and all the projects, products and resources are to help people to grow and develop into their full radiance. The collections are basaed on season and ‘Kapas’ & ‘Varanasi weavers’ Project, also waste managment as a product devlopment. major projects are - PARUTHI, JANAKI, TSUNAMIKA, VARANASI WEAVERS, TRANQUEBAR, KAPAS and SMALL STEPS.

Organic cotton handspun, natural dyed yarn, Chambre tabby weave

Play of different count strips & dent gap - Handloom, tabby weave, organic cotton, natural dyed.

This is a spring - summer collection inspired from earthy colour of organic cotton blend with solid natural dyed colour boder. Also property of cotton itself. therfore the line is very minimal in nature for daily use.

Collection of Cotton Dyed Bordered Fabric for Garments, s/s 2012, inhouse production.

Chambre cross colour stole designed to support local kapas handloom weaving unit. Stole exploration in different count cotton combination, yarn dyed to support local Kapas handloom weaving unit.

Surface development of floral pattern from cotton production waste fabrics. Coverted into tunic. Left side: scarves, brooches, Parandi, Accessories.

Exhibition named ‘Kapas- a way forward’, cotton yarn, fabric installation, promotion, Launch of Paruthi collection. Pondicherry, India, 2011

Tantuvi- A Great Indian Warp Graduation project, NIFT, 2010 Upasana Design Studio, Auroville

This is a 6 months project under a organization/ company to develop a 3 range of collection under ‘Varanasi Weavers’ project as a silk brocade weaving from Banaras in handloom setup to create value for thw weavers as they work only 6-8 months a year. This project includes one exsisting motif , new possibilities and also 2 new collection of design development of stoles, dupattas & running material also various design sampling for silk brocade.

Range of Banarasi silk Stoles, Inspired from Japanese Seigaiha Pattern

Bindu - Dot Personified 6 designs collection from dots in black & zari silk brocade Dupattas.Play of size of dots and zari boder.

AUROVILLE PRESS Auroville, India, 2011

The Auroville Press team, which comprises Auroville Press, Auroville Press Publishers and Auroville Papers. Our aspiration is to manifest beauty and bring it into many aspects of our daily life. Team works in tandem with local villagers and produces hand-made paper items. I worked with Auroville Papers, in a workshop to develop collection inspired from the leaves around auroville.Creating a collection of texture in differnt product development for a particular season.

Double Photo Frame 15 X 15 cm Writing paper set, 10 sheets & envelopes, 19.5 X 9.5 Set of 5 Tags, 8 X 6 cm Notepad, 12 X 8 Thank you card, 7 X 7 cm (clockwisw)

Gift bag, 41 X 32 cm Notebook, 19 X 13.5 cm, 54 sheets) Gift papers, 76 X 54 cm Photo album, 8 X 8 cm, 10 sheets Set of envelopes, 3 size (clockwise)

Cipressi 77.5 X 55 cm, poster imprint, handmade paper out of Banana fiber

COLOURS OF NATURE Auroville, India, 2011

The Colours of Nature produces 100% eco-friendly natural dyed textiles in order to recover ancient dyeing art for the modern textile industry. We have recovered the 4000 years old indigo dyeing fermentation technique. We have also recovered the mordent dyes with alum in the technique called Turkish red. The Colours of Nature has taken a holistic approach to the use of natural dyes, integrating all aspects of the process and is further researching in this field. The brief is to create range of silk stoles in indigo dye by using traditional shibori technique. the collection based on a very simple play of lines in different canvas with the beauty of imperfection of japanese art. Beside this it also has range of Sling bags.

Running Stitch,Stitched Shibori, Silk Stoles, Indigo Dyed.

Indigo dyed, Running Stitch, Cotton Bags

SILK MEMORY - Textile Inkjet Printing Classroom Project, NID, 2014 The selected designs from the Weisbrod-ZĂźrrer archives (dating from 1940 to 2012) are an inspiring starting point to develop modern and fashionable inkjet-printed designs. Questions concerning the characteristics of the fabrics will be debated and discussed in class and will function as inspiration for new designs for an “Indian collectionâ€? for the European market. By studying our own cultural heritage, Exploiting the potential of the archive and searching for inspiration requires more than anything your creative eye! Moreover, the modern impression of the textile interpretations and the significance of the designs will be intensified by implementing the latest technologies, such as textile inkjet printing.

When to interpret the same woven idea into an Indian context, Kites or PATANG, came to me as an inspiration owing to that argyle form - which is like diamond kniting pattern. “ This is a kite for the wishes of Gandhi This is a kite in the glory of unity This kite does not belong to any religion It is a kite for the whole country.� - Naushad Patangwala

Explorations for the layout of the print in mix medium. Hand drawn, digital, photographs.

Final print, 150 X 100 cm, mix media.

Basic Weaving

classroom project, NID, 2012 The followings are the basic weave understanding & their end use. Aim is to know the weave characteristics & end use. Also we understand the basic functions of the loom and the process of weaving. Second approach is to know about the special weave derivatives - that have a different end use & accordingly order of weaving. Huck a back, honeycomb, mock leno, destorted weft & corduroy. Third approach to understand colour and weave effect - concept of2 colour yarn in the warp - one light, one black to creat a number of warp pattern.

Tabby weave, material exploration to develop different feeling such as: 1. Sheer 2. Soft 3. Inlayed 4. Perforated 5. Tufted 6. Textured 7. Ribbed







1. Dent Gap Explortion. 2. Honeycomb. 3. Mock Leno. 4. Huck a back. 5. Corduroy. 6. Destorted weft.








Colour and weave exploration on same warp, creating design in 4 shaft table top loom. Black & white 10s cotton yarn is taken to create maximum contrast.

ADVANCE WEAVING Design project, NID, 2013

Advanced Weaving module has been an insight into the world of compound structures with fabrics of a different function and aesthetics. Introduction to the course started with understanding drafting; tie up plan and treadle plan and their combinations to get a structure graph. A structure graph is a unit which multiplies into a pattern for a fabric throughout. The entire work process was interesting. Compound weave namely: Leno, Double sided terry, Backed cloth, Multilayer, Quilt, Special warp and weft, Imitation inlay, Extra warp. Hence we were introduced to the Arm Loom (automated). It has 24 shafts and the design feed is manually done which then operates on a loop automatically. Only the weft sequence is to be changed as per our pattern/design. The entire design process was divided into two sections – understanding and weaving the basic compound weaves and making a prototype/product using any one of them.






6 1. Backed cloth 2 Extra Warp 3. Leno 4. Quilted cloth 5. Terry weave 6. Imitation inlay 7. Imitation inlay (back) 8. Extra warp & weft Double cloth & multilayered explorations

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Final onloom product development on process This is a onloom collection of Lanterns inspired from the translucency of stained window glasse interaction with light exposure. To create the translucency warp is set on nylon threads with black as wooden boundaries. To give the 3D volume, tubular double cloth weave has been used with a loose beaten weft of coloured cotton yarn & metal wire to hold the structure.

Dyeing Workshop

classroom project, NID, 2012 In this workshop we worked on creating fabric texture through different dyeing technique such as Shibori, Heat setting, Clamp Dye as a resist dyeing. Trying to develop composition in fabric through these traditional technique in a modern context. Direct dye, acid dye, reactive dye as a medium of colouration.

Clamp & Folded Shibori Exploration

Clamp & Folded Shibori Exploration

Nui shibori or Stitched shibori & Mokume shibori, Resist dye methods, exploration with stitching, and patterns and textures.

Nui shibori or Stitched shibori, Kumo shibori, Arashi shibori exploration

Advance Print design

Design project 2, NID, 2013 The design process ii encompassed surface development – print. The module was 8 weeks long into two phases: Part 1 : concept development, inspiration, exercise on lines and textures, selecting a color palette based on forecast, understanding repeats, explorations of artworks for print, final artwork selection, colorways and coordinates. Part 2 : after the final artwork was selected, the same was cleaned on software to reduce the number of colors for the screens. We underwent the process of screen making and printed our fabric samples. The same print was simulated on to any product.

Concept Development The concept generated from the idea of micro to macro view of us and earth. Living in the planet and seeing it is different where we overlook lot of issues which is not proportionate to our views. So here i take a leap from ground perspective to aerial view to see the bigger picture from air, about life on earth. The beauty of Earth is clear, and the artistry ranges from the surreal to the sublime. Truly, by escaping Earth’s gravity we discovered its attraction. Awe-inspiring portraits of our planet, and a new perspective on the need for sustainable living. From here, My experience of Ahmedabad as a city & Sabarmati became my inspiration.

Moodboard Keywords: • city map • eco system • landscape (pattern, shapr, colour & texture) •River • surreal to sublime • micro - macro

Sabarmati river & ahmedabad city interaction Initial concept development • different style of look of the overall surface • indian ink, watercolour, poster colour, sketchpen • Repeatable pattern

Element Exploration

Coordinate design row 1: exploration on different material row 2: paper exploration row 3: fabric exploration

Final Repeat development with added detail element & texture tried in different colourways.

Master print on Silk screen, 40 X 30 cm

Digital Mapping of the product & screen printed fabric in various colourways.

Constructive Textile/ Surface Development classroom project, NIFT, 2009

This is Basic manipulation through machine stitch to create a thematic surfaces as a construction tecnique through cording. The composition are based on rhythm in flowy lines to design a embossed white on white look.

When the Buddha started to wander around India shortly after his enlightenment, he encountered several men who recognized him to be a very extraordinary being. They asked him: “Are you a god?” “No,” he replied. “Are you a reincarnation of god?” “No,” he replied.”Are you a wizard, then?” “No.” “Well, are you a man?” “No.” “So what are you?” They asked, being very perplexed. Buddha simply replied: “I am awake.”

Thing I Enjoy Doing These are my illustration done in various day through a concious way to connect to that particular day which are a part of me now.

Reality - Abstract in 5 frame Abstract - Reality in 5 frame

Line & Composition

Imon Khandakar Textile Designer +91 8488913674

Portfolio 2014  

Awake! A Textile Design Portfolio

Portfolio 2014  

Awake! A Textile Design Portfolio