Textile Study Group

artists and tutors sharing ideas imagination and skills

Ruth Issett


Disintegrate II detail



Marks in the Landscape



Marks in the Landscape III



Equal on All 4 Sides II



Foliage I



Shropshire Tree


Artist statement

My work reflects my continuing passion and excitement for the use of colour. Working on both paper and fabric, I use dyeing, printing, painting, collage and stitch. My work is anchored in my observations of different environments. These are interpreted into colour studies, noting variations achieved using collective media and process.

Recently I have focused on developing my work from my studio in Shropshire. The quest to understand colour, its application to different surfaces and the ultimate visual effect has been paramount. Using my own dyed and printed fabrics, particularly enjoying the variation of surfaces achieved through different weaves and fibres, I have been able to complete a number of resolved pieces. These pieces are a culmination of numerous individual researched textile pieces.

After many years of working virtually full time in Adult Education, I now enjoy working freelance, focusing on my work & delivering selective teaching commitments. I continue to regularly deliver courses in the U.K. and Europe, and in the past U.S.A and Australia.

Devising specifically designed courses for more experienced students, as well as examining my working practice, I find I still have a hunger to explore colour, through various media, surface and technique.

I have a B.A. in Fashion/ Textiles (Embroidery) and have recently been the Chair of the Textile Study Group.

I offer workshops at Bobby Britnell's Moor Hall Studio, as well as independently.


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