Noctiluna is a family friendly business dedicated to designing and making handmade products that are long lasting, and will bring a smile to your face. This is a one woman, small business based in Vienna Virginia, USA. I proudly hand print my products , reuse and repurpose materials wherever possible, and print using organic cloth and products from eco-friendly companies.
Noctiluna summer camps are a joyful, creative experience for elementary and middle school kids who enjoy art, problem solving, and outdoor play. The program also includes internships for high school students.
The Face (and inky hands) Behind Noctiluna
Chitra grew up in London, England and studied art and design at Central St Martins School of Art and Design, and the Winchester School of Art. She has a BA(hons) in Textile Design, specializing in printing. In England, Chitra worked respectively as a textile designer, fashion stylist, art editor, graphic designer, and muralist (because, apparently, variety is the spice of life). She trained to be an art educator at The University of London in 2003 and loved every single minute of it.
After moving to the USA in 2004, Chitra worked as a Visual Arts teacher at The Washington International School at the middle and high school level.
Noctiluna was started in 2009. It was a wobbly start with a four year old and a baby on the way dictating her work schedule. Now Chitra has her own studio and the kids help with her work (sometimes). She lives in the DC suburbs, but still religiously drinks tea and, rather controversially, enjoys her Marmite on toast.
You can buy Noctiluna products at:
Gift and Gather 307 Mill Street, Occoquan, Virginia 22125
Navy Yards Store: 301 Tingey St SE DC
Ballston Quarter Store: 4238 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22203
Analog 716 Monroe St, NE, Studio 5, Washington, DC