Artist: Tia Parmar

Fabric samples with flower designs.

BA Textile Design
Birmingham City University

Tia is a textile artist.

Tia’s practice is inspired by the imagery and textures of the natural world. Producing abstract textile pieces, Tia uses screen-printing and embroidery to create different surfaces. Beginning her working process with mark-making, mood boards and mind maps, her work is inspired by personal stories of connections to nature, informing the visual identity created for each piece. Tia’s work explores the visual and textural depth that can be achieved through textile design processes, and used for printed fabrics and embroidered pieces for the fashion market.

An emboidery hoop with a textured piece of different stitches and beads.
A flowery fabric hangs on a white ladder.
Fabric with a pretty leaf design.
Delicate textiles flowers.

In:Site 2022

Tia is one of 20 artists who were selected to show their work at In:Site 2022. The event took place in spring 2022.
Find out more about the other artists.

Tia Parmar’s project, State of Joy, was inspired by the campaign led by Joy Fifer to protect Moseley Bog from demolition in the 1980s. Now a flourishing nature reserve accessible to all, Tia’s screen-printing and hand embroidery project invited people to contribute to an artwork to remember and preserve its story, and the unifying acts of local people to nurture and protect this green space for future generations.

a close up of a screen printed fabric decorated with textural embroidery
a close up of a screen printed fabric decorated with textural embroidery

Where Next?

Artist: Francisca Onumah

Francisca was part of In:Site 2014

The artists uses a hammer to stamp metal.

Artist: Jessica Hargreaves

Jessica was part of In:Site 2015

The artist crouches over a memorial stone as she takes a casting.

Artist: Ryan Dilkes

Ry was part of In:Site 2019

The artist sits on a bench surrounded by furniture made from discarded wood.

Artist: Stefanie Cheong

Stefanie was part of In:Site 2013.

A pine cone with gold decoration on a string.


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