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Ruth's weaving and
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Ruth's hand-made
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wallhangings

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community art projects

 

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Anna Macneil

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Ruth’s Ecclesiastical
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Feltmaking classes
offered by Ruth

 

International Day of Celtic Art

9th June 2017

To mark this occasion, I will be holding an "Open Studio" day to which you are invited to come and assist me in making a large felt wall hanging that incorporates Celtic knotwork, key patterns, spiral motifs and Pictish symbols. 

You are welcome to call in for just a few minutes, a couple of hours or to spend the whole day with me.  You can come and watch or come and participate, come on your own or bring a friend.

This is an opportunity for you to learn the whole wet-feltmaking process and to get an understanding of how Celtic designs are created.   If you want to come for the whole day, please email or phone to let me know.  Space is limited in my studio and there is not really room for more than 8 people to work together on this project at any one time.  - email : ruth@ruth-black.co.uk

Phone : 01463 831567

Please note, this is a FREE event.

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I live and work in the Highlands of Scotland, working mostly from my studio at Inchmore, 6 miles from Inverness.

My work involves many textile disciplines, but generally involves machine embroidery, hand weaving, hand feltmaking, teaching and community art.

I run the family business, Anna Macneil, where along with my daughter (Mary Wood) we make a variety of Harris Tweed products such as hats and scarves, wraps, bags and purses. We also offer a bespoke service making things such as coats and jackets embroidered with our distinctive Celtic designs.

I have a traditional foot-powered Hattersley loom and use this to weave tweed which in turn we use to create one-off wraps, capes and scarves.

Many of my pieces of wall art make use of my own hand-made felt, often teamed with my hand-woven tweed and embroidered with striking Celtic-inspired designs. These wallhangings can be purchased at my studio or one of the galleries I supply or they can be commissioned according to your wishes.

Another aspect of my work is ecclesiastical embroidery. I design and make embroidered vestments, mostly featuring Celtic designs and traditional tartans. My vestments and paraments have been commissioned from all over the world.

When time allows I offer tuition in feltmaking for all ages. This can be one-to-one or for small groups in my studio, or I can travel to your own venue for larger groups.

Feltmaking is an ideal medium for community art and I have led several projects where groups of people with all different levels of ability have created large wallhangings and banners.

Follow the links to left & right to find out more about my work or click below for latest news on my blog, facebook or twitter.