Rosie is now in her third year of the Textile Design course. Her work focuses around weaving and leather and she hopes to add upholstery into the mix in her final year.
Rosie grew up on her family’s beef farm in the Cotswolds and it’s from here that she takes much of her inspiration having used natural materials including leather, fur, placenta (calf) and cow horn.
“Using the traditional technique of weaving, I am investigating the interface of traditional linen yarns with treated and distressed leathers. I use drawing and paper based investigations to inform the material outcomes, sketchbooks forming an integral creative practice. Colour is reduced to accents, texture and surface are more insistent.”