Sonal Chitranshi

3 years at NIFT, Gandhinagar, and the wide exposure to craft and textilestrengthened and deepened my affinity for hand craft. Destiny brought me to Rajasthan and I have lived worked and explored in Jaipur, since 2003 this vibrant state where I settled has taught me the beautiful craft of hand block printing.

A short teaching assignment with Kalaraksha Vidyalaya in Tunda Kutchh, was an eye-opener for me. During the time I spent, teaching artisans, over 2 modules, I realized that I admire the grass root and a lot can be achieved with working in close association with the same.

The next few career choices I made, had a natural leaning towards craft and textile and it was a great learning experience for me. I worked in close co-ordination with master craftsmen and understood the application of different craft techniques to the creation of beautiful products.

Ar some point the entrepreneurial bug struck, and I live and work in Jaipur, running my own venture SOUL ROOTS. I develop garments, accessories, soft home furnishings and textiles . My love for craft and textiles now finds expression in people interactions, and in leading craft and textile tours with Breakaway in and around Rajasthan.

I would love to share the knowledge that I have gained over these years in this field and being a part of Breakaway allows room for expression and for getting to meet interesting people from all walks of life, all of who share our love for craft and textiles.