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

2017 Shipyard Gallery Wivenhoe, Christmas Cornucopia
2016 Scottish Gallery Christmas Show
2013-2018 Suffolk Craft Society Summer Shows
2012 Show 2012, Royal College of Art
2010 Final Degree show, Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design

2011 Royal College of Art: Project and Observational Drawing Prizewinner
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