Krishna Patel

Krishna Amin-Patel spent about four decades as a
design educator at NID. She has also taught at various
design institutes across the USA. She has been a visiting
faculty at NID from 1977–1980. From 1981–1997, she
was a full time faculty at NID. During this time, Krishna
taught basic and advanced courses in both Textile
Design and Apparel Design, and actively contributed to
curriculum development of both disciplines in capacity
of coordinator and faculty. During her tenure at NID,
she initiated collaboration with the International Wool
Secretariat, the outcome of which was a course in
Knitwear Design. She also introduced courses in the
area of children’s wear and men’s wear. Krishna was an
important part of the Jawaja project that NID undertook
in the 1970s. Weaving being her area of interest, she
initiated structure and material based research at NID.
Krishna co-authored a comprehensive tome called
Of Fibre and Loom: The Indian Tradition with historian
Lotika Varadarajan. Krishna was the consultant and
Curriculum Development Coordinator at Kalaraksha
Vidyalaya, Kutch; she was also a visiting faculty at the
institute. In 2002, she did an MFA from Arizona State
University, USA. Her work was published in Fiberarts
Design Book 7 in 2004. Krishna again joined NID as a
faculty in November 2011. She has had the privilege of
exhibiting her own work at several platforms within the
country and overseas.

krishna_a[at]nid [dot]edu


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