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I am an artist who loves all things textile.
I live on the West coast of Wales,UK.
I have been making screen printed textiles for a long time now, mainly using paper stencils to create the prints....a very low tech process!
I work from my studio behind my house which is also just big enough to run small classes in ' How to screen print' which I do weekly.
As well as handmade items, I create 'art on fabric' which I then make into box canvasses, these are generally very colourful and bold.
In recent years I have become a felt artist. I love using the wool fibres to draw and I use my love of colour and pattern to then create felt wall art and felt bowls and vases.
I use the wet felting technique which involves layering the wool fibres, then wetting them and rolling them over and over until they are felted…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 31
  • Joined September 7, 2010

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Fabric, wool, screen printing ink, linoleum, cotton

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About

I am an artist who loves all things textile.
I live on the West coast of Wales,UK.
I have been making screen printed textiles for a long time now, mainly using paper stencils to create the prints....a very low tech process!
I work from my studio behind my house which is also just big enough to run small classes in ' How to screen print' which I do weekly.
As well as handmade items, I create 'art on fabric' which I then make into box canvasses, these are generally very colourful and bold.
In recent years I have become a felt artist. I love using the wool fibres to draw and I use my love of colour and pattern to then create felt wall art and felt bowls and vases.
I use the wet felting technique which involves layering the wool fibres, then wetting them and rolling them over and over until they are felted together...it is a long process but a total labour of love.
I am in complete awe of wool as a medium and then I learnt how to needle felt!
I am addicted to needle felting and I have discovered a love of creating in 3d.
To needle felt you use a barbed needle to stab the wool fibres which gradually join together.........its like magic!
I made images of birds, my main inspiration, in wet felt and then created 3d versions of my quirky birds to create soft sculptures.
I can now offer ' How to needle felt ' classes in my studio too!
As well as the screen printing and felt making I make lino cut prints and am currently working on a project using magpies as inspiration.
I opened Ruthfully as an an outlet to offer affordable art and handmade items to the world.
I hope you will take the time to browse and note that I can custom design and print t shirts, bags etc and needle felt any animal/bird that you might like.
Best Wishes
Ruth
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