Devi Vallabhaneni on Contemporary Embroidery Design (Virtual)

Mae McCourt

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Date(s) - October 20, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am

As a child, Devi grew up to be a top student with a gift for math. At home, she spent hours playing calculus games with her father. Multiplication tables held no secret for her, and she developed a mathematical brain that would not only lead her to become a successful Harvard Business School alumna and businesswoman, but also help her conceptualize her complex embroidery creations. Needlepoint became synonymous with peace and quiet, a respite from the pressure of a business career.

In 2011, she created her first embroidery pieces, experimenting with sequins and beads. As her enthusiasm grew, she decided to take courses in fashion design in Chicago, followed by textile classes at the famed Central Saint Martins, London. In 2016, she studied the craft of ‘crochet de Lunéville’ at Hand & Lock, winning first place at the annual embroidery competition. Transatlantic consecration of her talents came in 2018 when Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills commissioned three panels.

France is very near and dear to Devi because it’s where she fell in love with art, beauty, craftsmanship, and style. Coming full circle, it was also in Paris that she found the first gallery to exhibit her works in 2017, at Galerie Bettina on the rue Bonaparte, close to the Ecole des Beaux Arts. In 2019, she joined Mayaro, a gallery and showroom dedicated to living heritage and craftsmanship.

Devi’s works are featured in private collections in Paris, London, Florence, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Washington DC and Doha.

Devi’s talk will focus on her dedication to quality materials and the overall design process.

*This will be a free Webinar event. To register please click HEREWebinar link and password will be sent to registered guests ONLY. A separate Virtual Stitch-In will also run in normal hours. 

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