Workshops 2020

Criminal Quilts workshop at Galleries of Justice, Nottingham. 

Saturday 21st March 2020 11am-4pm
Embroidered images

Embroidered AgnesWorking with Criminal Quilts artist Ruth Singer, you will have the chance to try some of the techniques she uses to create her Criminal Quilts artworks. In this workshop you will learn how to embroider and embellish onto digital prints and screen prints of archive photos from Stafford Prison. You will learn some new embroidery stitches to embellish and transform a black and white photograph into something completely new. Some hand embroidery experience necessary.
Book here £59 including materials 


Hand-Stitched Textiles; Creating Cloth with Meaning

Three-day workshop at West Dean College

8-11 June 2020

This art textiles course aims to be a relaxed and enjoyable adventure into creative textiles following the studio practice of textile artist Ruth Singer. Over the course of three days you will explore a range of slow, thoughtful textile practices to create cloth with meaning.

The course begins with an exploration of antique and personal textiles, the stories they hold and how you can use them to tell personal narratives. You will experiment with simple, effective hand stitch to add pattern and text onto fabric, as well as fabric manipulation techniques such as reverse appliqué, shadow work and trapunto quilting to add texture and structure. Also experiment with using found objects, scraps, natural materials and vintage haberdashery. You can choose to create samples during the course or keep working on a piece to make a finished artwork, such as an heirloom pin cushion. Book here.

£383.00 for the course, plus accommodation.





In The Shadows: Experimenting with Transparent Fabrics

Weekend Workshop at Hope & Elvis

5th & 6th September 2020

2 day workshop 10am-4pm

shadowwork detail

In the Shadows: experimenting with transparent fabrics
Transparent fabrics, combined with careful stitch and cutting can be used to create beautiful, dedicate and detailed textile pieces. Ruth loves using sheer fabrics like silk organza and cotton organdie and combining them with traditional and modern techniques including reverse appliqué, shadow embroidery and corded quilting. In this two day workshop, you will have the chance to try lots of different techniques and to explore Ruth’s inspirational work and her collection of delicate historical textiles.
Over two days you will learn about the different fabrics (all provided) and how to best combine design and technique to create a series of samples showcasing textiles and transparency.
£190 materials and 2 course lunch included

HOPE & ELVIS Harley Foundation Studios
7 Tan Gallop,
S80 3LW

Talks 2020

None scheduled at present. Please join my mailing list to find out new dates.

Talks and workshops for groups

In 2020 I can offer occasional talks related to current exhibitions and projects. I charge £125 (plus travel) for talks in Leicestershire and £150 for venues up to one-hour travel time from Leicester (plus travel expenses). Venues accessible by public transport preferred. Talks further afield will incur a travel time charge in addition to my main fee. I am unable to do evening talks more than one hour travel time from Leicester unless accommodation is provided. Fees will increase for 2021, please contact me for details. 

I may be able to do exhibition tours of Criminal Quilts at touring venues including Nottingham, Dorchester, Ripon, Erewash and Newport in 2020-2021.  Please contact me to discuss the options using the form below. 



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