About RacheleBeSpoke Textile designs
Nature into textiles
I am a textile artist with a passion for wildlife and nature, enjoying surface design and printmaking processes.
I’ve always enjoyed creating but completing my HND in textiles as a mature student in 2021 was transformative in my journey. I explored so many new processes and love them all, but managed to focus and refine my style. Gaining a distinction and special recognition award was the icing on the cake for a wonderful few years at New College.
My work is primarily inspired from the countryside around me where I use the seedheads and plants to print with and inspire my designs. As well as monoprinting with pressed plants I make drawings of these for my screen designs where I build up several layers and add free machine embroidery stitching.
I’m also inspired by Japanese textiles such as Katagami and Yuzen dyeing and particularly enjoy the slow process and intricate processes and the challenge of mastering their traditional crafts.
I teach ecoprinting, natural dye and Katagami, please get in contact for more information.
How I make my designs
My monoprints are all unique made using transfer dyes on real foliage with a heat press. Each piece is built up over several layers printed on fabric to create texture and depth.