Although I seem to be finding little time to stitch right now - and especially to plan or start new work - I have been reading in my small snippets of down time.
A Passion for Colour. The book sings with colour and an irrepressible enthusiasm for exploring the possibilities.
As in her earlier books, she explores the use of print, dyeing and stitch on paper and fabric but the examples shown in this book seem particularly vivid and exciting. Every page shows unexpected juxtapositions of colour and, towards the end, there are some beautiful examples of her work together with explanations of how each piece was developed. I found all these fascinating.
Within the book also, I found many hints and ideas for developing my own use of colour and I will be trying these once Christmas is over and I have more time.
This is a beautiful and exciting book and one I know I will return to again and again for inspiration and ideas.
PS There are hundreds of pictures of Ruth's work out there on the web on this link and many others so I haven't included any in this post - I just couldn't choose between them all. If Ruth's work is new to you, you are in for a delightful surprise ... enjoy!