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Hello! I’m a surface pattern designer with a passion for colour and craft. I love to draw, collage and sew. When I’m not doing any of those things you'll find me running around the Northamptonshire countryside with my sproodle dog Louie. 

In 2012 I graduated from Norwich University of the Arts with a First Class Degree in Textiles. I was awarded the title of Textile Study Group Graduate of the Year and was selected to exhibit with the Embroiderer's Guild Graduate Showcase at the Knitting & Stitching shows in the same year. I also won a work placement at prestigious interiors textile company Zoffany, which I loved. 

I’m part of Studio Flock, a design collective working with recent graduates, and I’m thrilled to have my designs stocked by Liberty, Heal's, John Lewis and Studio Four NYC to name a few. 

Collecting, cross-stitching, grids and symbols are big influences in my work, which is often identified by my eclectic use of colour and handmade textures. I find inspiration from a variety of sources all around me, from vintage fabrics to daily walks with the dog. My hands are never still and I’m constantly creating! Pattern design is a true obsession; I recently graduated from Modules 1-3 and The Ultimate Portfolio Builder design courses from Make It In Design to feed my addiction!

I’m honoured that my work has been featured in a number of publications including Trend Bible, Flow Magazine, Oh Comely, Mollie Makes, CrossStitcher and many interior magazines such as Elle Decoration and House Beautiful. 

I’m available for licensing and commissions and I’m also interested in representation; drop me a line at hello@rachelparkerdesigns.co.uk

I’d love to hear from you!