RUTH WOODS - CRAFT SCHOOL OZ
Having left school Ruth trained as a clothing designer and worked with textiles for 25 years.
She has run her own business manufacturing children’s clothes and freelance design.
She has a Diploma of clothing design, a Bachelor of Adult Learning and Development (Monash Univeristy) and a diploma of Visual Arts
During this time she has also taught many art and craft related subjects at TAFE level.
Eighteen months was spent in Arnhem Land working with the Indigenous people.
She is currently running her Craft School Oz business and is in its third year. Workshops have been delivered all over Australia including Tasmania, Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay and Cairns to name a few and in the UK.
Slow stitching has become particularly interesting to her because of her background in textiles but also because it is a more contemplative activity using preloved fabrics and clothing creating some beautiful results.