Priyal Garg is a designer maker and a researcher investigating the role of traditional skill of weaving in three dimensional aesthetics and function.
Recently completed postgraduate degree( MA) in Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins in London; she explores the potential scope of handloom weaving to create innovative forms and new methodology.
She believes in re approaching a traditional skill driven by new materials and new structural conceptions. Visualizing one form transform into another inspires her creative drive, that blends in her conventional weaving competence.
She has been working as a freelance designer for home furnishing in exports, as well as a weave consultant for textile companies in Europe and India.
Born and brought up in India, she completed bachelors degree from National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India, with a specialism in textile design. Apart from weaving, she persists a theoretical as well as good hands-on experience in printed textiles, surface manipulations, digital and hand embroidery, non loom textiles of macrame, felting, tablet weaving and tie & dye.
2009 – 2011
MA Design for Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London
2005 – 2009
Bachelor of Design at National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India
Mahajan Overseas Pvt Ltd (Maspar), India
Development of Coordinated bed collections for Home (based on Study of Forecast and Trends; real client based projects)
Fabindia Pvt Ltd, India
Working at introducing new color palette range in Rug and Towel section; Development of fabrics for Upholstery section at the Delhi Weaving cluster.
Working with artisans from Maheshwar weaving cluster
Production of woven stoles for Fabindia Pvt ltd
Working at Maheshwar weaving cluster as part of NIFT Cluster project
Study and Investigating into ways of uplifting the craft; Development of Contemporary Fabrics using the traditional craft
Bharat Vijay Mills Pvt Ltd, Gujarat, India
In depth Study of Fabric manufacturing process from the stage of Spinning to Processing and Packaging.