11 Nov 2014


Illustrator and creator of the Rosie Flo’s colouring books, Roz Streeten, lives and works in Bath. 

It was Roz’s observation of her own young daughters’ obsession and focus with drawing and colouring that led to the first Rosie Flo book being printed, back in 2004. Her daughter Sophie, now aged 18, would constantly ask “Mummy, please can you draw me some dresses?” Sophie loved drawing in the heads, legs and arms, paying real attention to the facial expressions. Younger sister Sasha, aged 15 also requested dresses a few years later, her passion being more about the colouring-in aspect. This inspired Roz to create a book with their two obsessions in mind.

The name Rosie Flo evolved from the girls’ middle names combined and these unusual books are filled with beautiful line drawn dresses enabling children to colour and draw — just as they like. Other products for children to colour have evolved out of the success of the colouring books – a prize winning colouring Fashion Show, colouring postcards, posters and the Rosie Flo’s Colouring Pool Party.

With her graphic designer husband Steve Kamlish, a publishing business venture evolved. Their children are now on to higher level stuff. Sophie is on the Art and Design Foundation course in Bath and Sasha is taking GCSE Art. 

Something slightly different took place this year and the makers of Rosie Flo have designed a selection of Pop Up Pets! They are not for colouring in this time but are just what you need if you can’t have your own real pet. Out of the packet, a couple of folds and up pops a beautiful friendly pet to keep you company. And much easier to maintain. Take your pick from a Pug, a Dachshund, a Silver Tabby or a Ginger Tom. Selling well in bijoux London designer shops and some of the national art galleries, they are already proving to be a Christmas best seller.


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