Textile artist and recent Ulster University graduate, Robyn Elliott is pursuing her passion for textiles and working towards finding her way in the creative industry.
Having graduated with first-class honours in Textile Art Design and Fashion, Robyn has joined the team in Makers House as a Graduate in Residence (GID).
Sharing the GID pod with fellow artist Gillian Brownlow she is showcasing her range of textile designs, ideal for anyone who enjoys unique and quirky home pieces.
Always passionate about interiors, Robyn wanted to create unique pieces for the home. Besides designing and embroidering unique designs onto fabric to be used in home furnishings, Robyn spends her time reimagining old furniture and giving it a new lease of life with upholstery.
She explained: “I love seeing all the lovely fabric designs and how they can come to life when placed on an item of furniture.”
One of Robyn’s first interior products are her embroidered stools which are proving very popular with her customers.
While she finds taking a chance with colours and the items to upholster a challenging part of her art, Robyn explained that she loves gaining inspiration to create more of her own designs.
Robyn’s style is influenced by the shapes and lines of the urban landscape. To create her unique designs she uses her own photography as inspiration. Her first collection features bright colours while her second collection is characterised by calming greens.
As a new artist in the creative industry, Robyn admits, her biggest lesson so far has been “learning to not be afraid to value her own work”.
For budding artists, she advises taking all the chances and opportunities that are sent their way.
The Designerie welcomes talent from the Belfast School of Art and provides a platform where artists can grow their business and showcase their work on the beautiful North Coast.
Speaking of joining Makers House at the beginning of September, Robyn said: “I love the people and all the products they feature.”
Call into the shop to purchase Robyn’s products or see her beautiful textile designs and refurb projects on her Instagram.