One to Watch
Carolina Eliasson, textile artist, Coastal Craftwork, Vancouver
Textile designer Carolina Eliasson weaves playful spirit into her creations.
“I love the design challenge— whether it’s using something that would otherwise be wasted or solving a problem,” says Vancouverbased designer Carolina Eliasson. From tote bags to signature baskets to small jewellery trays, each of her Coastal Craftwork creations features an unembellished look inspired by Scandinavian aesthetics. Eliasson’s artistic approach showcases a simple, stacked pattern spiralled with colourful poly-core threads to emphasize the design’s balance of durability and longevity with fun.
Since launching her new career and stunning craftwork just two years ago (formerly, Eliasson worked as a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine), Eliasson already has her hands set to unveil new creations this fall. “Crafting developed from a creative outlet that I would only be able to tap into on my off time into my job,” she says. “I’m so lucky I was able to move my passion from the background to the foreground.”—