Welcome to Dainty Dora by Rebecca Johnstone

Hello and welcome to my world of surface pattern + print, art and illustration!

I'm Rebecca Johnstone, a Surface Pattern Designer and illustrator with a First Class honours degree in Textiles & Fashion Design Management specialising in Print, from Heriot-Watt University in Galashiels (formerly The Scottish College of Textiles).

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I GREW UP IN THE CAIRNGORM NATIONAL PARK IN THE HEART OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS, IMMERSED IN NATURE BUT CRAVING THE BRIGHT LIGHTS...

Find out about my penchant for knitting and art journaling on my ABOUT page, or snoop some of the links below for my debut silk scarf collection - 100% silk and made in the UK. (I decided if I was going to do silk, I wanted it to feel fabulous and luxurious - and it does.)

My latest blog posts offer a behind-the-scenes look at my art process as well as exhibition reviews, colour, pattern and more. And you will also find a selection of my designs available on Society6, Spoonflower and Etsy.

Thanks so much for visiting and if you have any questions or would like to collaborate on a project, CONTACT ME. I also have a more extensive portofolio of pattern work available to view on request, aimed at buyers and art directors. I look forward to hearing from you :)

 Mackintosh Birds Art Nouveau Silk Scarf - 100% silk

Mackintosh Birds Art Nouveau Silk Scarf - 100% silk

Silk Scarves

My first range of scarves features designs inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the Art Nouveau style, alongside my own take on the iconic Paisley Pattern and funky 'Face Gang' designs in black and white. All designs 100% silk, made in the UK.

 Fairytale Garden Journal Concept illustration 

Fairytale Garden Journal Concept illustration 

BLOG FEaTURES

Catch up on my latest blog posts all about design, colour, trends, my pattern and illustration journey, exhibitions, textiles and more. This 'Fairytale Garden' Journal cover mock-up was my submission to Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search 2018.

 'The Physics of a Rainbow' Tote Bag on Society6

'The Physics of a Rainbow' Tote Bag on Society6

Dainty DOra on Society6

Choose from a selection of my pattern designs & illustrations available on products such as this fab tote bag (I <3 rainbows), tech covers, home decor & clothing via US-based print on demand site Society6.

You can also shop my selection of Glasgow, Paisley + black and white photo prints featuring iconic buildings and scenes or just some plain old illustration. Simple is best, right? The Glasgow Coat of Arms is a perennial favourite with the 'Cup of Paisley' fast catching up: