Dainty Dora Surface Pattern Design + Print
Rebecca Johnstone (aka Dainty Dora) is a writer and designer with a first class honours degree in Textiles & Fashion Design Management, specialising in print, from Heriot-Watt University (formerly the Scottish College of Textiles).
Living in Lanarkshire, Scotland and influenced by her local surroundings, Rebecca interprets the culture of Glasgow, Paisley, the Scottish Highlands (where she grew up), and beyond, to create her bold and colourful hand-drawn pattern designs and illustrations.
Creating her illustrative motifs using pen, ink, pencil, watercolour and digital mediums, her unique hand-drawn ‘sketchy style’ allows her to create designs that really pop, particularly when married with her photographic prints of local iconic scenes.
Most recently, inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the ‘Glasgow Style’, Rebecca has designed a range of Art Nouveau prints, mugs, coasters and silk scarves, creating a special colourway collaboration with Mackintosh at the Willow.
Her love of the Paisley Pattern endures and earlier this year (2020), Rebecca was commissioned to design a ‘local stories’ pattern for a new information hub at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, which incorporates elements of stitch and punk-rock symbols.
Bespoke commissions are welcome.