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Ruth Singer

Ruth Singer creates detailed and intriguing textile artworks inspired by historical textiles, museum objects, personal heritage, memory and stories. She uses natural and recycled textiles combined with hand stitching as well as fabric manipulation techniques to create detailed surface texture. She also writes books on textiles and sewing and teaches in her own studio as well as freelance.

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Pinning The Past – Shadow Embroidery

Shadow work is a delicate but simple technique that makes use of sheer fabrics to…

Pinning the Past – Folded Ribbon Work

Antique ribbons can be pretty special items in themselves, but when they are used to…

Image showing detail of art apron by Ruth Singer using trapunto and embroidery
Pinning The Past – Trapunto Quilting

Trapunto, Italian or stuffed quilting is an old and rather under-appreciated technique which I am…

Pinning the Past : Appliqué part 2

In part 1, I looked at Medieval, Tudor and Renaissance appliqué. I’m now jumping forward…

Pinning the Past – Appliqué, part 1

If you love fast techniques for creating designs on fabric, appliqué has to be one…