Rachael Howard

Material: Textiles | Location: Merseyside
Rachael has been a successful practising textile artist and designer since leaving the Royal College of Art in 1992 as one of the first post graduate students of Embroidery. Since then, she has become one of its most respected practitioners and one of our foremost narrative textile artists. Her graphic, lively sketches of everyday life typify her powers of observation and knack for catching the moment. She has pioneered a lively mix of embroidery and screen-printing techniques, using image, text and object to tell - often autobiographical - stories of the everyday.

Rachael regularly exhibits her work nationally and internationally. She has been involved in a variety of public art commissions, including a wall-hanging for the Museum of Science and Industry in Berlin. She also has worked as a freelance designer and illustrator for companies including Paul Smith and Liberty. She has her own collections of ties and interior accessories.