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

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some of Ruth’s
community art projects

 

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the family business -
Anna Macneil

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Ruth’s Ecclesiastical
Embroidery

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Feltmaking classes
offered by Ruth

 

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.