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Ruth Singer

Textile artist

Leicester, Leicestershire


Heritage, narrative, stitch


£50 — £3500


Having started my professional life in museums, I find myself drawn to creating work with a narrative, often based around objects, history, people and places.
I work mainly with textile, often old cloth or simple natural materials, and favour traditional hand techniques of appliqué, quilting and embroidery, used in contemporary ways.

I often work collaboratively with other artists and makers as well as installations in response to historical materials in archives and museums.


Genetics Residency Featured on BBC Radio 4

20 May 2017
Ruth and co-artist Gillian McFarland were featured on BBC Inside Science on 11th May talking about their artist residency in Leicester University Department of Genetics.

Exhibitions Spring 2017

19 Apr 2017
I have a new piece of work in Leicester Society of Artists Little Selves exhibition until 25th June. One of my Criminal Quilts is in Surface (Pattern) exhibition at Unit Twelve 27th April- 26th August 2017

Fine Art Quilt Masters

22 Aug 2016
Ruth Singer has won the Fine Art Quilt Masters competition at Festival of Quilts for her piece Criminal Quilts: Hanging inspired by Victorian photographs of women criminals from Staffordshire Archives.


Available for commissions


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Narrative Threads Solo Exhibition

Disciplines Textiles, Conceptual
Materials Textiles, Mixed Media

Criminal Quilts

Disciplines Textiles, Conceptual
Materials Textiles

Precious Objects

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Mixed Media

Harefield Hospital Centenary Quilt Commission

Disciplines Textiles, Traditional
Materials Textiles

Garment Ghosts

Disciplines Textiles, Conceptual
Materials Textiles

The Beauty of Stains

Disciplines Textiles, Conceptual
Materials Textiles

Genetics Residency

Disciplines Conceptual
Materials Glass, Textiles, Mixed Media, Paper