Sunday, 16 November 2014

Hello to new readers!

If you're new to this blog and have followed a link here from Mary Corbet's site, then a big hello, and I hope you'll keep on reading.

If you did come here from Needle 'n Thread then you've probably already seen the Apple Tree fire screen:

but you might also be interested in some of my other work.

The highest-profile commission I've had was for a processional banner for Durham Cathedral, in England, St Cuthbert's Banner:

There's a BBC News video about that, too!

I've done quite a lot of goldwork over the years, including in 3D, such as the Dragon:

And colour shading, such as the little landscape on this book slipcase:

Or another landscape, of Gibside Chapel, here:

I'm also very interested in Celtic designs, such as this fire screen:

My current work is more with shading, such as the Apple Tree we started this post with, but one of the many wonderful things about embroidery is that there's always something new to try, so who knows what I'll end up doing!

It's always great to hear from readers, and I do work to sell and to commission, so if there's something you're interested in, please get in touch.


  1. Hi Ruth! Well done getting a mention on Needle and Thread. It's always a terrific visits and subscribers boost and doing a 'welcome' post is a great idea. Hope it works out as lots of new on-line contacts for you.

    Will you be going to the Harrogate K&S next weekend?

  2. Thanks Elizabeth! I'm afraid I can't go next week, which is a shame but can't be helped. If you're going, you'll have to let me know how it went!