Fiona Rutherford, Textile Artist

Find the Ways

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”.