I visited Altrincham branch on 13th February, and had a lovely welcome.
Their speaker was Ruth Turner who told us about her ‘journey’ since retiring, and displayed her very varied pieces of work.
She is a very talented lady, who has worked in various mediums eg, goldwork, rag rugging, weaving, quilting and embroidery etc. etc.
I managed to take a few photos with the help of an assistant, take some scribbly notes and look at her work- no mean feat.
Ruth started working in traditional techniques, and gradually found her own ways of working, still incorporating the basis of embroidery but branching off into more contemporary pieces. A bit of a rebel, Ruth rejoices in bucking the trends, and therefore produces interesting and varied works. She attends workshops, is a member of the Guild, various textile groups, the WI and also loves to pass on her skills to others.