Facebook post by University for the Creative Arts - UCA

Meet Dev Patel who graduated from UCA BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery in 2018. For Dev’s third-year major project, he was inspired by the ancient Hindu story of the child-God Krishna and traditional Indian Goldwork. Dev said “Going into a Hand Embroidery Degree with little hand skills, apart from using a drill and saw, I’m proud of myself for taking that risk. I had an eye for art and fashion through my parents and mates, but embroidery found me in the same way it did my mum – escapism and tradition. I would credit my journey into embroidery as a clean slate, but my mum is always quick to remind people that her son would be the first to sew fallen sequins back onto saris. I guess it is selective amnesia!" Read more: https://bit.ly/3yENziI Instagram: @dev.kt2 #WeareUCA #MakersofUCA #handembroidery #embroidery #embroideryart #handmade #needlework #modernembroidery #handcrafted #stitching #embroidered #sewing #contemporaryembroidery #embroideryartist #stitches #needlecraft