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Ruth Gilbert

Weaver and textile historian

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire


cloth, wool, weaving


£45 — £80


I weave cloth for clothing, curtains and furnishing, also small items and historical replicas. Most of my work is in wool, but I also use linen. I do not make silk yardage, although I use silk for scarves.

I welcome commissions for cloth and will research for historical projects. My standard designs of bags and scarves can be made in many colours and styles to order. I am always happy to discuss new ideas.

I also teach spinning and weaving at all levels as modern and historical crafts.


Nothing to see here!

28 Apr 2019
It's an established fact that I spend more time weaving than I do fiddling about on the laptop. Consequently not much gets posted. I've just bought some scarily fine linen, 60s, that's 36 Nm. Don't hold your breath.

Old cloths and new ideas

19 Jun 2018
A very long time since I posted anything new. I've been making Bronze Age linen and 10th century broken lozenge twill, but I'm also playing with 'mixed media' scarves, using up yarn that I've acquired over the years. Pictures may follow.

Available for commissions


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Yorkshire Mixture scarves

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Turin Shroud fabric replica

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Little Lottie bags

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