I’ve been meaning to share this for a while – the fantastic work of author and textile artist Ruth Singer. Inspired by historical textiles, museum objects, personal heritage, memory and stories, Ruth creates one-off textile artworks and products using sustainable and recycled materials. She uses hand-stitched construction techniques such as pleating, gathering, applique and structured stuffing to create dense surface texture. I’m a big fan of ‘Polonaise’ pictured above which is reclaimed silk, hand stitched and stuffed with wool. See more fantastic upcycled and textured textiles here.
‘Sewn Up’ made from 665 folded squares cut from the proof pages of Ruth’s book Sew It Up and machine stitched together
‘Pebbles’ organic fabric with hand stitched recycled wool applique
Images via Ruth Singer