artist Interview 01 - Rachel Burke (@Imakestagram)

Hello you lovely people!

Today I have an interview with a very special guest on thegretaedit , Rachel Burke from " I make you wear it". Rachel is a designer, stylist and photographer from Brisbane, Australia. 

I have not done an interview in so long that I thought it was just as appropriate to bring in a super inspiring woman into the world of my blog. Enjoy! 


1. Hello Rachel, welcome to "Hello Greta" blog, tell us a little bit about yourself: 
Hi There!  I am a clothing designer, stylist and textile artist.  

2. the most interesting experience that has happened because of being a designer is/was…
I find the whole process of travelling overseas to source fabrics/trimmings/supplies to be super interesting and eye opening!

 3. Who/what inspires you?

I tend to find inspiration in conventionally boring or mundane things.  I love $2 shops as they allow my visions to become a reality without breaking the bank...and as such, I draw a lot of inspiration from them.

  4.  5 facts about you…

1. I have 2 sausage dogs

2. My hair is not naturally orange (shock!)

3. I drink Hot Water, and love it.

4. I love horror movies.

5.I make a good pom pom.

5. Describe your personal style.

My personal style is all about bright colours, prints, and cutie fit and flare styles. 

6. What is the hardest thing about being a designer? 

Balancing the books! Filing receipts! Tax...all the business stuff can be super boring and tricky so I always leave it to the last minute...and this always comes back to haunt me!  

7. What would you say to budding designers?

Try not to get too bogged down in what everyone else is doing.  Make what YOU love and not what is necessarily the flavour of the moment.        

 8.  When did you know you wanted to be a Textile Artist? 

There wasn't a precise moment, it just sort of happened.  I have always been in love with certain textiles, but I guess the whole 'artist' side of things came about when I began attributing greater meaning/depth to the textile creations I was making.  My project Apomogy has been at the forefront of this shift.

9. Currently obsessed with? 
Ceramics!  I have started classes and am learning to use a wheel. Total H.E.A.V.E.N

10. Top 5 crafting tools? 

I keep things pretty simple.  My favs are:

1. Hot Glue Gun

2. Scissors

3. Stapler

4. Hole Puncher

5. Pom Pom making template



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YAY! thank-you so much Rachel for letting me interview you, you are so super lovely xx

XO greta