Embroidered pictures and panels
Embroidered pictures and panels are always popular ways to display textile art in the home.
Ruth's panels are worked in various techniques, but especially surface stitchery, using classic hand embroidery stitches, and free machine embroidery for larger pieces.
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This dramatic image features a crow silhouetted against a background of Celtic spirals. It is part of a custom-made wrought iron firescreen, also designed by Ruth.
One of a series of three, this large panel features a series of Spirograph spirals, arranged to evoke traditional Japanese chrysanthemum designs.
This sumptuous panel was based on a photograph of an iris growing in Ruth’s garden. The 3D petals are all attached at the base only, following the form of the real flower.
This large panel was inspired by a postcard of a botanical illustration by J. Edwards. Unlike a drawing, the petals are all separate and can overlap and move, bringing the flower to life.
Inspired by ivy growing on her garden wall, this panel is based on photographs taken by Ruth. The vivid leaves form a striking contrast with the cool grey of the wall.
A contemporary take on the traditional sampler, showing a panorama of Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Quayside and its iconic bridges, accompanied by a quotation from Yeats.
This detailed landscape of a charming 18th-century Palladian chapel was stitched in part inside the Chapel itself, during an embroidery demonstration organised by the National Trust.
This detailed landscape is of the striking Raby Castle, Co. Durham, and shows the castle at twilight.
This dramatic landscape is of the imposing ruin of Dunstanburgh Castle, on the rugged Northumbrian coast.