Rosie Beard is a London based illustrator and embroiderer. She graduated from the London College of Fashion with a BA in Fashion Illustration.

Her work is characterful, playful and frequently erotic. It usually describes fairy tale like characters and figures from folklore. Rosie works mainly in pen and ink and has carved a niche for herself in fashion with her freehand and sewing machine embroidery techniques, describing anything from repeat patterns inspired by vegetables to entire bedspreads.

Rosie now works as a freelance illustrator and embroiderer. She also works for the milliner Piers Atkinson; her embroidery hovering over the face on fine tulle veiling, and her passion for colour and technique has led her to her role as his Head Buyer sourcing fabrics and materials.

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  1. 12 Nov 2012
    Rosie Beard features in a project.

    Flora: Piers Atkinson