Ruth Issett

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New book


A Passion for Colour – Search Press

Individual and Collective

Last TSG Group exhibition

Textile Study Group exhibition Individual and Collective at the Knitting & Stitching shows

Alexandra Palace, London, 6 – 9 October 2011
RDS, Dublin, 10 – 13 November 2011
Harrogate International Centre, 24 – 27 November 2011

An exhibition of new work, exploring individual ideas and inspirations.



Various illustrated lectures reflecting on the use of colour through stitch, print and dye.

These can either be a PowerPoint presentation or an illustrated talk with work, sketchbooks and samples.


The following courses are suggestions and are best delivered over 2+ days. Unfortunately Ruth is unable to offer one day courses.


Explore the possibilities of the repeated use of simple patterns and prints on fabrics. Working on different fabrics- from calico to flimsy chiffons use crazy things to make blocks, explore the possibilities of mono printing and roller printing with textile colours. The course will also include the use of Procion Dye to give extra colour.


For those who want to explore the use of colour and composition
This course will concentrate on creating, mixing and using colour on fabric, thread and paper. Having produced a wonderful palette of dyed and coloured fabrics and threads, the course will then concentrate on the exploration of different colour effects and combinations using simple stitch and manipulative techniques. It will be necessary to rinse fabrics between day one and two.

For all courses there is an additional charge for mediums used such as dye, acrylic or printing mediums which is between £5.00/£8.00. per head.

Once the course is agreed a full requirements list will be sent giving details of equipment, fabrics, papers, etc needed for the course.


recent exhibitions

Textile Study Group/ Textil13 – Traces of Life , Dalarnus Museum, Falun, Sweden June -September 2015

The Prism Group, Hoxton Arches, London June 2015

The Prism Group, The Mall Galleries, London 28  May – June 1 2013

H’Art, Herefordshire September 2012

The Prism Group, The Mall Galleries, London 24 – 28 May 2011

Open Studio with Bobby Britnell – Moor Hall Studio, Moor Hall Farmhouse

The Textile Study Group

Solo exhibition 2008 at The Knitting and Stitching Shows – Connected with Colour


Published books by B.T. Batsford/ Anova Books

book covers

Colour on Paper & Fabric 1998
Glorious Papers 2001
Colour on Cloth 2004
Print Pattern & Colour 2007

Self publication in conjunction with Art Van Go
Marvellous Markal, Sumptuous Shiva. 2009

A Passion For Colour – Search Press 2013

Articles in Embroidery Magazine; Stitch Magazine; Classic Stitches; Cloth Paper Scissors; Quilting Arts; and Workbox.

Also articles on Workshop on the Web.

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