Meet the Maker: Chinmayie, Founder, Soul, Bangalore

We chat up with Chinmayie, the founder of  Soul – India’s largest babywearing brand. In today’s Meet The Makers series, let’s find out more about her company, her inspirations and the collection she will be showcasing at By Hand From The Heart Makers … Continue reading Meet the Maker: Chinmayie, Founder, Soul, Bangalore

Meet The Maker: V Anandaperumal, Kavin Gallery, Tirunelveli

We first meet Anandaperumal and his wife at an earlier edition of By Hand From The Heart. The couple had come down to Chennai ONLY to visit our event. A quick chat over some mobile pictures of his works; we knew instantly that this was a By Hand story. Two editions later, we are indeed very pleased to introduce at the 18th edition, this very talented coconut shell crafter of Kavin Gallery, Tirunelveli. Continue reading Meet The Maker: V Anandaperumal, Kavin Gallery, Tirunelveli

Meet The Maker: Archana Avinash, Jewelry Designer and Crystal Healer

Tell us a bit about yourself. We all like pretty things with a purpose, whether its eco friendly Clothing or Organic food, we seem to feel the energy shift in these products that have a higher calling. And while we are still suckers for Stylish stuff, we cant help but be drawn towards products that truly make a difference in the long run. Welcome everyone! I am Archana Avinash, Designer & Owner at Strings & Beads, a conscious lifestyle brand that marries crystal healing and gorgeous jewelry to help create balance and fulfillment in your everyday life. Being raised in a very Orthodox Tam-Bram Family I went on to finish … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Archana Avinash, Jewelry Designer and Crystal Healer

Meet The Maker: Deepika Vaishnavi, Textile Designer and Illustrator

Tell us a bit about yourself. I am a textile designer, and pattern creation is my passion. I absolutely love turning my patterns into products so that people can include them in their everyday living space. How would you describe what you do; and how long have you been making and creating?  Drama – Decor for you and your home is essentially a lifestyle brand. Launched two years ago with a small collection of handmade lamps (diyas) and cushion covers, it was for a target audience who loved “drama” and making a statement. As a textile design student, I always leaned … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Deepika Vaishnavi, Textile Designer and Illustrator

Meet The Maker: Tusi Roy of Studio T

Tell us a bit about yourself. Craft enthusiast & a lover of Indian textiles, that’s me . I run  a design studio based out of Bangalore called Studio T (Labels include Aalo & Incy Wincy). How would you describe what you do; and how long have you been making and creating? Founded in 2013, Aalo brings in a blend of refined designs and impeccable workmanship. Aalo-Woman celebrates the new-age woman and is committed to unveil her contemporary progressive personality. At Aalo, we combine traditional fabrics with craftsmanship to create an ensemble that embodies the values of the modern woman. Our design studio creates Sarees & Stoles using natural fabrics … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Tusi Roy of Studio T

Kalamkari and Ikat Footwear by Vastra at By Hand From The Heart Event in Chennai

Vasthra manufacture ethnic women’s wear and unique accessories promoting traditional Indian handlooms, designed and hand crafted by highly skilled artisans at the peaceful and spiritual environment of Auroville.  Footwear: Paint your toes with an exclusive collection of hand-block printed, Kalamkari, Ikat chappals.These chappals are crafted using genuine leather and using different techniques of leather like knotting,punch work etc. Contrast color leather with textiles of India makes it unlike any you would have seen. Best suited for the summer! Sizes available -5 through 8 Belts: Our Classic Stylish belts in Kalamkari and brocades have been best appreciated by our clients.Teem it with your denim for the perfect … Continue reading Kalamkari and Ikat Footwear by Vastra at By Hand From The Heart Event in Chennai

Zentangles by Sandhya Manne at By Hand From The Heart Artisan and Farmers Market in Chennai

Sandhya Manne an Artist living in Chennai, India is mostly self taught. But, was fortunate to train under some very talented and successful artists during her travels around the world. Her works are abstract and impressionistic interpretations of her multicultural experiences. She explores these subjects in vibrant colors through Oils, watercolors-ink drawings called Zentangles. In the fall of 2011, she got Certified as a  Zentangle Teacher. Her works are in private collections in Canada, USA and India. Since the start of 2011 she has been exhibiting her work in USA and India through various Art Associations and Galleries. Sandhya believes in sharing her … Continue reading Zentangles by Sandhya Manne at By Hand From The Heart Artisan and Farmers Market in Chennai

The Artisan and Farmers Market in Chennai : Save the Date

By Hand From The Heart – One Show, Many Stories! Presents, ARTISAN & FARMERS MARKET – 15th Edition Friday – Saturday, 27th – 28th February, 2015 10:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m | Hanu Reddy Residences, No. 41/19, Poes Garden, Teynampet, Chennai 600086, Tamil Nadu. Event Page: http://www.fb.com/events/1078545005505932/ Continue reading The Artisan and Farmers Market in Chennai : Save the Date

Artisan Market in Chennai this August

Calling all MAKERS! Applications are open for our 14th Edition – Artisan & Farmers Market, Friday – Saturday, 22nd – 23rd August, 2014.  HOW TO APPLY: Email the following details to byhandfromtheheart@gmail.com Name, Brand, Location, Products, Description, Website /FB, Phone and product photos, (minimum 5. jpgs, please). Last date to email your applications: July 10th 2014. Continue reading Artisan Market in Chennai this August