Desmarais was a resident of Textiles Hub London in 2014 – 15. She is a ‘slow craft’ maker who specializes in katazome or stencil dyeing on silk. Of British heritage, her work explores repetition, mark-making and the affective processes of slow making. Her techniques prioritize traditional Japanese methods, meaning and attention to detail. Her collections for fashion and interiors embrace the levity of manual imperfection with a subtlety and sensitivity that elevates the work to luxury craft.