Abstract Textured Hand Embroidery with Ruth Hughes

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Location: Hand & Lock School for Embroidery and Creative Arts 

Date: 11th-12th November 2023 

Time: 10:00am-4:30pm

Over 2 days you will design and create your own individual piece of hand embroidered art. Ruth will bring images and examples of her own work for you to use as inspiration and guide you through the process of creating your own unique embroidery.

Ruth will demonstrate the stitches and techniques she uses to create texture and depth to her work, as well as helping you arrange the composition and choose colour palettes.

This class will introduce you to a free-flowing, experimental way of embroidering, exploring how simple stitches can create exciting and effective results.

There will be a wide variety of fabric, threads and yarns available for you to use, as well as ribbons and beads.

About the Artist

Embroidery artist Ruth Hughes, creates modern abstract hand embroideries.  She focuses on bold shapes, 3D textures and exciting colour combinations.  She has developed her unique abstract style that began with a background in fine art and textiles.
Ruth draws inspiration from patterns found in nature, plants and landscapes. The contrast of botanical elements and manmade materials is her constant inspiration. Ruth loves to explore sharp lines against soft shapes and translates this into her abstract work.
Following a free-flowing approach to design, each piece she creates develops naturally, guided by the fabric and materials she uses. Her work grows organically as she builds texture, depth and shape, allowing the threads to dictate the design with each stitch.

Ruth shares her work and processes on social media and can be followed online @wildfloss

For any of our in person courses please feel free to bring your own Magnifying Glasses or Lamps. We will supply needle threaders for you if required.