Thursday, July 29, 2010

Exhibition Sneak Peek!

Here are a couple more sneaky pics of the 'Stitched'work I'll be exhibiting at The Butterfly Rooms for a month from Friday the 30th of July. If you are in the area on Friday pop along and see me at the gallery opening from 730pm onwards.

More images & exhibition pics to follow next week on the blog!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Most of you will know I work as a freelance designer alongside having my own line of products. I regularly receive commissions & license out a lot of my artwork.

A selection of my work is reserved for the 'rachaeltaylordesigns' brand. Here are some designs that we have recently chosen from the portfolio which will soon be featured on many products. So watch this space!

Hope you like them, you may have seen a few on the website already.

Monday, July 26, 2010

How Nice Is This!?

I love the work of Rob Ryan. I adore his designs & the sentiment on his cards in particular. I'm always buying lots of cards from the range.

I particularly love this one & think the caption is beautiful. What a talent!

Pretty Pics!

Happy Monday everyone! hope you all had a lovely weekend. I have a few exciting things to post this week & some lovely inspiration too.

Here are just a couple of cute snapshots taken over the weekend, I'm a big animal lover & couldn't resist posting this cute pic of my dog Alfie & this pretty little butterfly!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Profile Images

I had to put together some profile images for one of the companies I regularly freelance for, so I thought I would share the on the blog, hope you like them! I always find it hard selecting just a few images. I never know what ones to pick!:)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

100% Handmade

I'm planning to pop down to the '100% Handmade' designer/maker fair this weekend in Ilkley. I have always heard great things about this event so hopefully I'll get to go & see lots of fab new work & meet lots of new talented designer/makers.

For information about the event, go to:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Music really influences my mood & my work,  I'm always buying or downloading new albums.  I really like a wide variety of music from lots of different genres, one of my latest finds is 'Songs From the Tainted Cherry Tree' by Diana Vickers. It really is a fab album her voice sounds quirky & beautiful. You can listen to it from start to finish it's nice & chilled & great to draw & design too.
Visit for more info.

If your stuck for a bit of inspiration play your favourite song really loud! It always works for me!

 I also really love the typography used on the album cover:)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

'Stitched' at The Butterfly Rooms

I'm super excited to announce that I'll be exhibiting my collection titled 'Stitched' at the opening of the brand new gallery at based in Salt Aire, Yorkshire. I'll be showing my more experimental side & displaying some pieces from my old Uni days along with a wide selection of smaller pieces developed in the last year.

The work is very different to my typical freelance work but still has a very random & fun feel & a quirky edge. The exhibit will run from Friday the 30th of July for one month, all pieces will be available to buy at The Butterfly Rooms.

You can also buy a wide selection of my greetings cards, postcards & kitchen textiles in the large beautiful shop on the ground floor.

Here is a sneak peek of the style of work I'll be showing & some art reviews I received last time I exhibited.

Summer Craft Show at Ferrers Gallery

I'm currently exhibiting at the award winning Ferrers Gallery alongside a super talented bunch of artists & designer makers. Ferrers gallery is a great place to visit if you are looking for contemporary British art & crafts.

"Visitors will discover bright and beautiful mixed media work by Lesley Whelan, acrylics by Brian Steventon, sculpture by Lynn Walters and printed textiles by Rachael Taylor all of whom express colour and vibrancy in their works. Ceramics features prominently with in this show - with humorous works by Garry Jones, plus functional and decorative works by Rosanna Martin, David Ashby and Andrew Matheson. Sculptural ceramic work will also be on show from Susan Ault who makes lifelike creatures and from Lucinda Brown who creates figurative works in porcelain that are elegant and calm".

Craft Floor - Summer Show continues on the top floor of Ferrers Gallery until the 31st August. Ferrers Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am until 5pm for more information please visit



Monday, July 12, 2010

Greetings Today Magazine Feature

I thought I'd share on the blog today the lovely feature I received in this months Greetings Today Magazine. I  have also been featured in the copyright article along with a feature about my copycat nightmare from Sasha Yesik@Shutterstock.

Unfortunately the copycat issue is still ongoing, but I'm trying to not let it get in the way of things. I just want to say thanks again for all the fab support. I really do appreciate it! (I'll keep you posted on this matter, I'm still awaiting further information from Shutterstock)

You can access the digital version of the magazine at

Friday, July 9, 2010

Floral Snapshots

I seem to be a floral mood this week on the blog so I thought I'd post a few pics I took in Roundhay Park, Leeds. I always take my camera everywhere as I'm always doodling from lots of things I see around me.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Quirky Motifs!

I'm pleased to announce that my 'Quirky Motifs' range has been selling well lately, you can find the design on my gift wrap, greetings cards & more recently my canvas shopper bags. All of which you can buy here

 *The design was recently published in a great design book also called 'Patterns' by Maomao!

The design is also now available as a quirky printed lamp for your home brought to you by

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lifestyle Pics Sneak Peek!

Its been a very exciting week already, I have spent a lot of the weekend preparing my home for forth coming press shoots and a TV production company, these are all things coming forward. So I thought to myself  I am not coming to go through all of this, without sharing my lovely home with all of you, so I  took a few lifestyle shots of my own... here is a sneak peak of the sort of bits you may see!

Hope you like them!:) lots more to come in the full feature! If you like what you see go to

    Recognize the patterns??:)

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