Ruth's work reflects her passion and excitement for using colour on paper and fabric through dyeing, printing and stitch. Much of her work is about movement and glimpsed observations of environments. Every observation is interpreted into colour, carefully noting the variations achieved through the use of collective media. Throughout Ruth’s working life she has utilized a wide range of materials which has led to a considerable understanding of media, surfaces and the exploration of textile processes. Always underpinning this research was the quest to understand colour, its application to different surfaces and the ultimate visual effect.
TEXTILE PRACTICE 1973 -2007 Ruth worked for Kent Adult Education tutoring a wide range of textile courses including City & Guilds. Since 2001 a freelance tutor, delivering courses in the U.K., Europe, U.S.A and Australia Now in Shropshire, with her own working space, she has greater opportunity to develop her own work and engage in more exhibitions. Ruth has a B.A. in Fashion/ Textiles (Embroidery) (1970). Ruth is an author– Colour on Paper & Fabric (1998), Glorious Papers (2001), Colour on Cloth (2004), Print, Pattern and Colour(2007) and Marvelous Markal (2009) She is writing a further book to be published in 2013