Fiona Rutherford, Textile Artist

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New Studio at The Mushroom Works

January 13, 2013


Last week I moved my studio from my home to The Mushroom Works. I’ve been working from home for over twenty years so it’s a big change. But a creative shake up is a good thing now and again. I’m really happy to be part of The Mushroom Works I love the view from my window overlooking the Tyne river sliding by. An urban landscape it may be but the sky is always changing colour. The sunset was just glorious.

I walk in to the studio and my route takes me through an industrial landscape that makes me look at my city in a new light.


Happy 2013

January 4, 2013


Happy New Year from Newcastle upon Tyne!

My studio is moving. All change for the new year and the river Tyne will be the view from my window. More to come.


Selvedge July/August 2012

July 19, 2012



The latest issue of Selvedge is out. It’s full of colour, ideas and inspiration as always as well as a review by yours truly. I was delighted be asked to review Alaistair Morton and the Edinburgh Weavers. It hasn’t reached the bookshelf yet because I keep returning to look at it.

Alastair Morton and the Edinburgh Weavers: Visionary Textiles and Modern Art

Lesley Jackson

V&A Publishing

ISBN 978-1-851-77660-3

Selvedge Price £40.50 at


62@50 New work by The 62 Group of Textile Artists celebrating 50 years

July 16, 2012

I am delighted to be showing my work as part of this exhibition at the Holden Gallery.

Ori – rhythm II

June 16, 2012

Emerging Weaving Japanese Artists – Muromachi Art Court

Emerging Japanese Artists – Maronie Gallery – Kihara Miki

Sakai Saori – Muromachi Art Court

Andrea Milde – Kyoto Art Center – International Tapestry

Jilly Edwards – Kyoto Art Center

Opening at Kyoto Art Center


Some images of work by Japanese and international tapestry artist in Kyoto.