Anushka Tay

Design for bodies that move

Anushka Tay, a Londan based artist, designer and researcher

Design for bodies that move

I’m an artist and researcher fascinated by the ways that bodies move through space. I’m based in London, UK.

Dress & diaspora

I research how clothing and dress impacts the formation of diasporan ethnic and cultural identity, using a range of qualitative research methods.

I’m a Techne (AHRC) student, based at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. I’m currently writing up my PhD research. Click here to read more about my research experience.

Knitwear design

The Crimson Stitchery is my knitwear design studio. I design contemporary patterns for hand-knitting, and record a regular video podcast on YouTube. I also create video tutorials, and blog about the design process. Explore more on


I’m also a musician! I play the piano, cello, ukulele, and sing.

As song-writer and composer, I have written music for bands, performance art, theatre and film. I have performed solo and in many ensembles including collectives, choirs, jazz bands, and orchestras.