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WELCOME

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."


 

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PRESS, FEATURES & AWARDS

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Rachel Elinor Toye - New Designers Royal Doulton Tableware Award Winner 2020
Rachelinor - GSA Graduate Showcase 2020
Rachelinor - New Designers - Dezeen Feature
Rachelinor - New Designers ICON EYE Feature
Rachelinor - Caro Communications New Designers Award Feature
Rachelinor - New Designers Feature
Rachelinor - New Designers Selects IGTV
Rachelinor - New Designers Award Instagram
Rachelinor - World Architecture News Feature
Rachelinor - Exposed Designers Feature
Rachelinor - Unleash Designers Feature
Rachelinor - Headless Greg Feature
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Rachelinor - GSA Current Zine 2021
Rachelinor - Local Heroes 2020 One's to Watch
Rachelinor - The Quarantine Zine Feature
Rachelinor - 16 Nicholson Street Gallery Feature