Preeti Gilani

Preeti Gilani is a RCA graduate in woven textile design. Her work is characterised by her skills as a colourist and her sophisticated use of pattern.   Traditional hand weaving techniques combined with computer technology has enabled Preeti to produce beautiful textiles that have modern appeal. She is drawn to working with silk because of its ability to show colour with lustre, sheen and softness. Dying her own yarns gives her complete control over the design process.

“My aim is to produce pieces which capture your desire by drawing inspiration from things that are treasured. My subjects stem from an interest in pattern found in architecture, museum collections and nature. Using several sources for ideas encourages my work to be unique”

1995 - 1997  MA woven textiles, royal college of art, London
1992 - 1995  BA (hons) textiles/fashion, first class, Winchester school of art

2006 –2009 Selection panel member, crafts council development award panel
2006 Grants for the arts, Arts Council England
Origin exhibitor, Somerset House, London
2001 -2005 Chelsea crafts fair exhibitor, Chelsea town hall, London
2004 Career development - grants for the arts, Arts Council England
2004  Contemporary Applied Arts, selected member
2003  Grants for the arts, Arts Council England

2007  Lustre, djanogly art gallery, Nottingham
East London design show, London
Pulse, Earl’s court
Top drawer spring, Earl’s court
2006  Bags, the Harley gallery, Nottinghamshire
Effervescence, Sussex barn gallery, west dean
2006 Artist in the spotlight, grace barrand design centre, surrey
Tone/colour/shade, gallery top, Derbyshire
2005 Artist in the spotlight, grace barrand design centre, surrey
2004 Made in Britain, contemporary applied arts gallery, London
2002 SW3 at Gu23, bedales gallery, London
2001 Artist in focus, crafts council foyer, London

2006 Selvedge, 14, superstructure – talented weavers that travel beneath the surface
FT, how to spend it magazine
2005 WGSN, website, Chelsea crafts fair textiles
2004 Telegraph magazine, out of the ordinary
2003 Business monthly, column titled growing pains
2001 Telegraph Magazine, home front
2001 The Sunday Times, craft couture
2001 Homes and Gardens look to the future
2000 New York Times, London looms





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