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Ruth Singer

Textile artist

Leicester, Leicestershire


Heritage, narrative, stitch


£35 — £4500


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.


Museum Acquisitions

13 Aug 2019
Two of my recent works have been purchased for museum collections. 'Memorial Sampler' has become part of the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, Lancashire. 'Repeat Offender' is now in The Brampton Museum, Staffordshire.

Textile Traces: personal stories in cloth

22 May 2019
This exhibition brings together Ruth's work exploring human experience expressed through thoughtful and emotionally-engaged textile making.

Criminal Quilts exhibitions

22 May 2018
Ruth Singer's innovative art and heritage project Criminal Quilts continues touring including Gunnersbury Park Museum and Nottingham Galleries of Justice in 2019-20.


Available for commissions


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Textile Traces solo exhibition

Disciplines Textiles, Printing
Materials Textiles

Criminal Quilts

Disciplines Textiles, Conceptual
Materials Textiles

Emotional Repair solo exhibition

Disciplines Textiles, Conceptual, Printing
Materials Textiles, Mixed Media

Fragments exhibition

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

Precious Objects

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Mixed Media

Narrative Threads Solo Exhibition

Disciplines Textiles, Conceptual
Materials Textiles, Mixed Media

Genetics Residency

Disciplines Conceptual
Materials Glass, Textiles, Mixed Media, Paper

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