Pictures & Panels

Ruth O'Leary - Embroidery Art

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.

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Slip Cases for Books

Ruth O'Leary - Embroidery Art

As an avid reader and collector of illustrated books, it was natural for Ruth to combine her loves of books and embroidery in making bespoke slip-cases, for special gifts or as display pieces.

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Goldwork Embroidery

Ruth O'Leary - Embroidery Art

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.

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Commission & Buy Art

Ruth O'Leary - Embroidery Art - Commission work

Ruth O'Leary works from her studio in Sunderland, in the North East of England, and is always very happy to hear from anyone interested in her work. Get in touch and commission some work

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Articles / Hint & Tips

Ruth O'Leary - Embroidery Art - Articles, Hints and Tips

Embroidery cover a huge range of techniques, for both hand and machine sewing, and there will be plenty of ways of getting any effect you wish to achieve

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Ruth O'Leary - Embroidery Art - Blog

Ruth's blog has a wealth of information on hand and machine embroidery, as she documents stage by stage the process of creating her embroidered art.

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Ruth O'Leary, hand-made textile art

Welcome to Ruth O'Leary's textile art site, showcasing her work as an embroiderer

Ruth specialises in producing stunning hand-embroidered pieces, from large, bold panels to small, detailed pictures.

Ruth is skilled at designing for embroidery, and works from her own designs; she is happy to make individual pieces to commission and welcomes working with a client.

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Find out more

You can find out more about Ruth in her profile, or see examples of her work on the gallery pages.

You can also find out how to commission some unique textile art, or read exclusive hints and tips articles on embroidery techniques.


If you would like to speak to Ruth about her work or to discuss commissioning a piece of original embroidery art please send an email info@rutholearytextileart.co.uk