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