Fiona Rutherford, Textile Artist

About the Artist

Fiona Rutherford is based in Edinburgh. Since setting up her practice in 1991 she has made tapestries for private and public commissions and has regularly exhibited in the UK as well as Europe, Japan and Australia. Her work is held in public collections that include the V&A Museum, London, Arts Council England and Elegan Kobe, Japan.

Fiona uses the historical Gobelins technique to create tapestries for contemporary interiors. Using mainly cotton and linen yarns she weaves her designs by hand at an upright frame loom. A vivid colour palette and simple imagery combine to create a visual language that is distinctively her own.

Design is integral to the creation of a tapestry. This process has led Fiona with her public commissions into alternative working areas and collaborations with other artists, architects and public agencies. She likes to see her work as constantly evolving into new areas and her recent commissions have explored sculpture and space.