My name is Vanisha & I'm an embroidery designer & maker from & based in Manchester.
Vanisha's Design Boutique was established in 2009.
I make accessories & homeware items predominantly using free hand embroidery that is created using a very rare Cornely embroidery machine. I use this to embellish the items I make. It creates a beautiful chain stitch design & is traditionally used on Indian & African textiles.
I will be showcasing a range of handmade embroidered accessories & homeware items this year at BCTF including bags, purses, cushions, pouffes & headbands made from vintage fabrics & printed cottons.
My designs reflect my love of colour & pattern. Inspirations include my Indian heritage, Aztec patterns, botanicals & vintage florals