Shree Textile Art


Innovative Textile Artwork,

Engaging Workshops,

Unique Products,

.. and happy clients,

About Shree

Shree (Shraddha) Desai is a Textile Designer & Textile Art Workshop leader. After studying for MA in Textile Design from the National Institute of Design in India, She established her own textile production business, Kalarshi, creating bespoke art pieces for a range of clients as well as hosting independent exhibitions.

She experiments with the construction of fabric to create unique artworks – achieved by altering the fabric texture, colours and designs. Working with textured yarn, unconventional materials and various dying and weaving techniques, she creates fabrics that are truly innovative.

Shree is now an active member of the Herts Visual Arts forum in Hertfordshire and is passionate about teaching, running a variety of textile based workshops for adults and children including – Tie & dye, Silk painting, Batik, Weaving, and Block printing.


Really enjoyed the Batik workshop. Thank you Shree for your pateint instructions and help. Very happy with my end result.

6 May 2023 | Batik


Fabulous 2 1/2 hours - Shree helped me produce something I am proud to show off ! I will enjoy my kingfisher and dragenfly.

6 May 2023 | Batik


So much fun Really loved the session.

9 May 2024 | Batik


Thank you for lovely lesson. Looking forward to do Batik Painting next time. Turning my piece in to a paperweights.

10 May 2024 | Silk Painting


Very informative. Would like to know more.

15 Mar 2024 | Batik


Did a Batik workshop for the first time. Shree was very helpful and informative

10 May 2024 | Batik


Not at all what I excpected. What a surprise, Fab well worth it.

9 May 2024 | Batik


This was a lovely, creative experience. Thank you so much. Very clear instructions and I was very happy with the work I made.

6 May 2023 | Batik


Today's class was really funand relaxing. Shree was patient and helpful. My mum and I both loved it.

6 May 2023 | Batik


This was a fabulous workshop, very relaxing. It was very nice that we could take our time and not be rushed. I would love to do Silk Painting another time.

11 May 2024 | Batik


Throughly enjoable workshop. Look forward to doing more. Shree is a lovely teacher.

10 May 2024 | Batik


Love these workshops! Always so much fun and creativity

10 May 2024



Silk Painting

Discover how to paint freely onto silk by using resist mediums on stretched silk.

Materials included

Silk Scarf

Silk Paints


Wooden Frame



Discover macramé and the art of using knotting to create elegant plant pot holders, light pulls, jewellery using decorative knots

Materials included

Macrame Threads

Wooden Beads

Wooden Rings


Learn how to apply wax and dye to make beautiful patterns with this ancient resist dying technique

Materials included


Wax heater


100% Cotton Fabric

Natural Fabric Dye

Wooden frame


Learn to weave using your loom, tools and materials to create handwoven textiles

Materials included

weaving frame

various threads

Weaving tools

Block Printing

Learn the age old process of block printing used for printing patterns onto textiles using hand carved wooden blocks

Materials included

Tote bags or cotton fabric

Various Blocks

Fabric paints

Paint applicator

Textile Club

Join our local textile club open to all ages and levels. We are a group of textile art enthusiats always looking to welcome those who share our passion.

To join, please email us or send a message via our contact form and we will get back to you.

Membership includes:

  • 12 Classes, 2hrs each, monthly
  • 3 Full day workshops
  • 2 Guest Textile Artist
  • Members annual exhibition
  • Annual socials

Annual price: £475


Shree thread art has been exhibiting artwork since past 10 years. In the beginning it started with Batik artwork exhibitions in North London.


Folk by the Oak 2024

Hatfield Park, Herts

21 Jul 2024


Living Crafts: 50th Anniversary

Hatfield House

12 May 2024

Spring Sewing and craft show

NEC Birmingham

14 Mar 2024

Winter Sewing and craft show

NEC Birmingham

31 Oct 2023

Folk by the Oak Festival

Hatfield Park

16 Jul 2023

Living Crafts 2023

Hatfield House

5 May 2023

Spring Sewing and craft show

NEC Birmingham

18 Mar 2023

Folk by the Oak Festival

Hatfield Park

17 Jul 2022

Living Crafts 2022

Hatfield House

5 May 2022

Harpenden Arts Club Annual Exhibition

1 May 2022

Open Exhibition

The Workhouse, Dunstable

29 Apr 2022

Open Studio


18 Sept 2021

Colour Ways Exhibition

The Workhouse, Dunstable

1 May 2021

Open Exhibition

Arts Depot, London

16 Aug 2018

Talented art fair

Old Truman Brewery, London

2 Mar 2018

Batik Exhibition

Stanmore Library, London

17 May 2017

Batik and Threadwork Exhibition

Arts Depot, London

21 May 2015

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