Rachel Elinor is the contemporary Scottish lifestyle brand of Glasgow School of Art Graduate, Rachel Elinor Toye. She turns abstract and experimental artworks into printed homewares and accessories, injecting bold texture, colour and happiness onto something tangible and useful every day – with sustainability, craft and a local circular economy at the forefront.
"Recently graduating in 2020 from textile design at The Glasgow School of Art - I developed a unique process of using photography and quick sketches to capture found colour and texture to create my prints. I emulate these qualities using spray-painting and experimental printmaking methods to draw and explore scale, shape and texture within mark making.
I like to digitally and screen print designs onto natural fabrics such as thick linens and cottons, for their superior tactility and durability in a circular economy.
I embrace the balance and potential of digitally manipulating and layering my hand drawn marks and textures. Incorporating technology means there is no limit to what surface my prints can be put onto and allows them to hold the same playful and bright impact at any scale."
Learn more about Rachel's process and inspiration here..
"Sharing traditional craft and knowledge in a collaborative environment is an important aspect of my design ethos and I have been teaching art, craft and sewing workshops for almost 7 years."