Fiona Rutherford, Textile Artist

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Yarns past and present

August 8, 2017

I have been having yet another turn out in my studio. Looking for inspiration I tipped up my big basket of left over yarn on to the floor to remind myself of what I had been doing over the years….Out of this tangled colour palate I started weaving again. Just small pieces this time and picking up the threads as I go.




Autumn workshops in Edinburgh

July 11, 2017

I have just posted Autumn dates on the website for workshops from my home based studio in Edinburgh. I only take a small group and the Beginners class has filled already so I may look at another date if people are interested.

I always enjoy these weekends and it’s great to see people coming back again. I hope to see you!





May 28, 2017

So pleased that my tapestry “Find the Ways” has been selected for the European Tapestry Forum exhibition ARTAPESTRY 5. Opening in Denmark in January 2018 and then touring to Sweden and Latvia.

It is so liberating when after long hours in the studio your work is given life in the wider world!



Find the Ways

March 29, 2017

I’ve just completed the tapestry that I’ve been working on since the beginning of the year. Here is a bit of it below.


When I’m weaving in my studio I listen to a lot of music – all sorts of music. I am almost trying to find the the sound of the imagery I’m creating. This tapestry is abstract and full of disconnected space and I realised that I am looking for connections in the work. There is so much uncertainty and discord around us that when I heard the beautifully simple song “Find the Ways” I found the title of my tapestry and it became my theme tune.

Today the UK will start the process for leaving the European Community. It is not the road I want us to take and it fills me with despair. We can only keep trying to stop alienating ourselves and “Find the Ways”.


Deep Breath

January 17, 2017

Deep breath for 2017!

I’m waiting for a yarn order to arrive so I can start work. Randomly trailing the internet I found this image and it just says it all in wonderful colour. Happy New Year!