My name is Anushka Divecha and I am a Textile Designer with a specialisation in Weaving. I am a recent graduate of the MFA Textiles program from The Rhode Island School of Design and have a body of work constructed on the Floor loom, Dobby loom and the Jacquard loom.
My inspiration stems from nostalgia and memories of the sights, smells and experiences of my home back in India. I am interested in creating textiles that bring warmth and comfort to a space, while introducing the viewer in to a small aspect of my homeland. My recent work deals with food and comfort in a time of isolation.
My work combines my love for the tactile and material properties of textiles, with colour, pattern and illustration that I honed when I worked as a graphic designer. I have an immense admiration for traditional techniques, craft and the artist's hand and I am interested in how to utilise those techniques in more contemporary ways.