In May, artist Rose de Borman is hosting a one-day workshop teaching the techniques of silk painting and printing, with each person creating their own unique silk scarf to take home. An expert in working with silk, Rose has been working as a freelance textile designer since 2006 when she won the prestigious Texprint award for her printed silk textiles.
Rose makes one-off silk textiles using a unique process combining hand painting with dyes and silk screen printing which are sold direct to private clients or through The New Craftsmen. Her style evokes the naïve charm of folk art with an arresting complexity of colour and design and her portfolio has spanned fashioned houses, album covers and interiors.
Living and working in Tottenham, North London, Rose spends time on the Tottenham marshes which inspire a lot of her imagery. While also teaching textiles and ceramics at universities, schools and adults with learning difficulties at her studio in Tottenham and studies drawing at the Royal Drawing School.
In the workshop, Paint Your Own Silk Handkerchief with Rose de Borman, Rose will lead attendees through creating their own original silk handkerchief using the polychromatic printing technique of painting onto silk screens, which prints a one-off hand painted image onto silk.
Rose will also show how to make a range of marks using a brush, dyes and blocking areas out with simple paper stencils. There will be a chance to draw a still life that can be printed onto silk, with the guidance of Rose’s expert drawing skills. The designs will be steamed and washed out ready to take home.
The workshop takes place at Minerva Workshop, a new studio space in East London, set up to host small expert workshops.
For more information and to book, visit Selvedge Workshops.