RUTH HOLT // weaver

Ruth holt // WeaveR


I weave using silk and wool yarns and a 24 shaft Weavebird loom. Silk gives an intensity of colour, sheen and softness, wool a little more body and warmth. Some designs use plain coloured yarns but for others I dye the silk warp threads using the traditional ikat methods. I love the differences in colour and texture that can be achieved with looms of the size and complexity I use. The final outcome, never completely predictable, is a result of interaction between weft, warp and weave structure.


2010-2012 Royal College of Art, MA Textiles 2012,
2007-2010 Central Saint Martins, BA (Hons) Textile Design, School of Art & Design

Exhibitions have included solo shows (at The Loft Gallery, Orkney) in 2020 and 2022,  with the Suffolk Craft Society  (2013 to date) and with the Society of Designer Craftsmen (2021 to date)

2011 Royal College of Art: Project and Observational Drawing Prizewinner