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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.


Criminal Quilts project launch

08 Sep 2017
Ruth Singer is Artist in Residence at Staffordshire Record Office from September 2017 and will be developing new work around the inspiring stories and images of women in the criminal justice system in the 19th century. Launch event 8th Sept, Stafford

Fragments exhibition - inspired by quilt heritage

14 Aug 2017
New work on exhibition at Minerva Art Centre, Llanidloes, Wales until 16th September. Several new pieces inspired by researching and studying old quilts from the Quilt Association collections which are displayed alongside my work.

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.


Available for commissions


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Fragments exhibition

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

Narrative Threads Solo Exhibition

Disciplines Textiles, Conceptual
Materials Textiles, Mixed Media

Criminal Quilts

Disciplines Textiles, Conceptual
Materials Textiles

Genetics Residency

Disciplines Conceptual
Materials Glass, Textiles, Mixed Media, Paper

Precious Objects

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Mixed Media

Garment Ghosts

Disciplines Textiles, Conceptual
Materials Textiles

Harefield Hospital Centenary Quilt Commission

Disciplines Textiles, Traditional
Materials Textiles

The Beauty of Stains

Disciplines Textiles, Conceptual
Materials Textiles