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Rosie Taylor-Davies

  • Embroiderer
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Master Artisan
Rosie Taylor-Davies Embroiderer
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©️Taylor-Davies Design Ltd

Marvellous threads

  • • Rosie studied dress history and pattern cutting
  • • She featured in the V&A Opus Anglicanum exhibition
  • • Her specialism is the history of dress and embroidery

Rosie Taylor-Davies' curriculum is impressive. She studied design, garment production and development, women’s and men's wear at the London College of Fashion, fashion drawing at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, textile printing at London College of Printing and embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace, where she was then invited to become the Head of the Commercial Studio. Born in New Zealand, Rosie Taylor-Davies moved to the United Kingdom to study. London based, she has worked in costume for theatre, film and television, as well as in commercial and bespoke garment production. At the beginning of 2020, she conceived The Scrubbery and since February she has been working to make scrubs for health workers in South London.

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Erté

This embroidered dress, created for an art installation of 1920s garments, was commissioned for Louis Vuitton La Galerie museum in Asnières-sur-Seine. The design was drawn by hand onto muslin mounted in embroidery frames, and the beads attached by a tambour hook with cotton thread. The shoulders are smocked and a handmade tassel in silk thread is attached to the train of the dress.

Rosie Taylor-Davies Embroiderer
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Conformist

The design for this intricately embroidered dress is based on the William Morris windrush pattern. The pattern was first drawn by hand in pencil on calico mounted on a wooden embroidery slate frame, then painted with Setasilk fabric paint and Seidenmalerei Javana silk paint. The larger motifs in the foreground were then traced onto silk metal organza backed with power woven Dupion silk fabric and applied to the calico.

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Hydrangea

This design for this reproduction of an 18th-century embroidery was taken from 1738 English court mantua petticoat. Rosie Taylor-Davies embroidered the floral design set on silk fabric with silk and silver metal threads.

Height 9 cm
Width 9 cm

Rosie Taylor-Davies Embroiderer
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Cornucopia

This design of this cornucopia, a reproduction of an 18th-century embroidery, was taken from 1738 English court mantua petticoat. Rosie embroidered silk fabric with silk and silver metal threads.

Height 9 cm
Width 9 cm

Rosie Taylor-Davies Embroiderer
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Wedding Dress

This embroidered wedding dress was handmade during the Covid-19 pandemic. The bride didn’t see the completed work until the day of her wedding. The front bodice design represents the symbols of earth and air, the back-bodice water, and the bride's astrological sign of Aries represented by the symbol of fire. All the motifs represent New Zealand and English flora and fauna as the bride has dual nationality.

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