I am now fully booked for 2017 and am not taking any further bookings for workshops in 2018 while I concentrate on other projects. I will still be teaching at West Dean in 2017 & 2018 and giving talks related to my ongoing projects. I will be developing business support and training programmes which will be advertised soon. For 2017 – 18 I can offer talks on Criminal Quilts for groups in the Midlands as part of my project. I charge £100 plus travel. Please join my mailing list to keep up to date with my projects.

 Workshops in 2017


Stitched Textiles Inspired By Antique Textile Sources
12-17 June 2017
Using antique textiles on display at West Dean and Ruth’s own collections as inspiration, explore a variety of textile techniques and exciting materials to create your own textile artwork. Experiment with hand and machine embroidery, appliqué, simple print and surface embellishment to develop ideas, designs and stitched samples. Four days of textile delights in the beautiful, inspirational surroundings of West Dean College. Find out more here.



 Smocking past and present 
Saturday 24th June, 11am-5pm
Selvedge Shop
Wild Dyes
Saturday 29th July 2017
 Experiment with local plants, rusty metal and food waste to create exciting patterns on cloth. You will have the chance to try different techniques to create lovely, delicate colours and learn how to do simple dyeing at home with basic equipment.
Festival of Quilts
10-13th August 2017
Full details & links to book  can be found here
One hour introduction to trapunto quilting
Thursday 10th 10.30am, Friday 11th 10.30am & Sunday 13th 10.30am. £13 per workshop
In the Shadows.  Reverse appliqué with transparent fabrics.
Afternoon workshop Thursday 10th 13.30. £41
Ruth Singer Criminal Quilt

Talk: Criminal Quilts: The story behind the Fine Art Quilt Masters winner 2016.

Friday 11th 13.30. £8


Quilt Association Summer School
Experimental Quilting 

31 August 2017 – 2 September 2017.
Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes, Wales. £205

Criminal Quilts 2

Fresh approaches to traditional and modern quilting techniques with a focus on design and innovation. This course will cover trapunto or Italian quilting, corded quilting, shadow trapunto, reverse applique, cut surface quilting and layering with transparent fabrics, using unusual materials including leather and lace and working by hand and machine to create interesting textures and effects. To reserve your place please email quilts@quilt.org.uk or ring 01686 413467.


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