Abeer Kayani takes inspiration from her cultural roots in Pakistan, where she grew up surrounded by luscious prints, embroidery and jewellery. She graduated from UCA Farnham in 2019, launching her first collection of silk scarves in March 2020, which were selected by New Ashgate Gallery for their Rising Stars exhibition.
Abeer works in a highly experimental way using hand dye and screen-printing techniques as well as designing digitally. She received recognition from Society of Dyers and Colourists for quality craftmanship and exceptional use of colour.
The Transition Collection of scarves is the result of an experimental colour study, inspired by various handcrafted items such as a handwoven button which travelled with Abeer on a very significant journey from Pakistan. Abeer enjoys working on meaningful projects that bring out stories expressing the relationships that humans form with places and objects. The Transition Collection takes precious objects of sentimental value, translating them into wearable art pieces.