Printed Textiles, Printmaking
Rachel creates a unique collection of hand drawn and digitally printed luxury interior textiles and home accessories. Inspired by nature and architecture, delicate drawings, watercolours and hand printed patterns adorn her product range, providing a classic heritage aesthetic with a contemporary edge. Products include wallpapers, furnishing fabrics, light shades, tea towels, bone china mugs, gift wrap, greetings cards and Giclee prints.
Rachel is interested in developing and combining traditional hand printed techniques with digital processes. These form the basis for her development of patterns for a variety of designs and artworks. A selection of these processes are also used in their original form as Linocut prints, screen prints and framed textile pieces.
About The Artist
Rachel graduated in printed textiles at Loughborough University gaining her first commission for site-specific hand painted backdrops shortly after. Further commissions for printed textiles followed ranging from; churches and building atria through to the domestic interior. This alongside freelance design work, led her to set up her business with support from both the Southern Arts Board and the Prince’s Trust.
In 2011 Rachel returned to study towards an MA Textile Design, graduating in 2012 with distinction at Winchester School of Art. Her first interior collection ‘Heritage’ launched in 2014 with subsequent collections ‘Geometrics’ and ‘Flora and Fauna’.
Rachel’s experience as a designer/artist and tutor includes working on collaborative public art projects and leading community and educational workshops. She continues to work as a freelance printed textile designer, recently creating designs for the museum and heritage sector.