About Ruth Lee
Relocating from Cumbria to Central Portugal in April 2013, Ruth is currently exploring new directions in her art textile practice combining traditional making processes in printmaking and textile construction techniques with digital technologies. At the same time Ruth continues to develop her contemporary machine knitted and hand wrapped and bound textile constructions as you can see from the images currently on display in the gallery.
The machine knitted pieces are small scale works, to wear, to adorn, to use as bespoke edgings or simply to hang. The same piece having many different uses. Modular in design these pieces can be knitted to various lenghts to suit individual requirements.
Delicate and lightweight yet strong, they were hand framed on a domestic knitting machine in two strands of hair fine (0.1mm) enamelled copper wire and 1 strand of metallic machine embroidery thread.
These pieces which have sold well, were constructed around 2010/11 and are constantly evolving. I like the idea of bespoke edgings which is what I am working on at the moment and will be for sale through this site or visit my community page on Facebook: Ruth Lee Textile Artist.
At the opposite end of the scale I will be posting three images of Cascade in Electric Blues...a piece featured in the news section. If you look on this page there is an explantion of the concepts behind this commissioned piece, created for the dining room at Higham hall College, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria. Due to the time consuming nature of these large scale pieces they are made to commission only. I am thinking of making some smaller pieces more suited to a domestic environment in terms of scale.
Please contact me under no obligation to discuss your requirements.
Should you wish to purchase Ruth's work, Paypal facility is available for your use. Thank you