Goldwork is one of the most traditional embroidery techniques, and Ruth gives it a contemporary spin with 3D objects - a new approach for classic metal thread embroidery.
Ruth also uses goldwork embroidery techniques in a more traditional context.
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This striking three-dimensional piece is based on a design for a traditional Welsh dragon, and has been widely exhibited.
This formal piece is based on a photograph of ears of wheat, but simplified to show the beauty of a simple shape. The raised wheat ears themselves sparkle in any light, and look stunning in the sun.
This double-sided piece is inspired by the words of the second man on the Moon, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin: "Beautiful. Beautiful. Magnificent desolation".
This abstract piece was very loosely based on a sketch of a honeysuckle flower, and softly catches the light like a garden in moonlinght.
Based on a sketch of a flower, each shape was taken as a solid block and stitched heavily in a range of goldwork techniques, with no attempt at realism.
This small golden geometric form was made to celebrate the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild’s 50th anniversary.
This three-dimensional geometric form was inspired by the Moon in the night sky.