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... of The Arty Silkworm we like to do everything with an individual creative twist.

My amazing silk painting creates beautiful, unique works of art, it's wearable too!

Shibori (しぼり / 絞り)

 "A Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces patterns on fabric."


Here in Suffolk at The Arty Silkworm we adore the freehand, creative style that the manual resist technique provides.

The totally unique designs, with inspiration taken from the botanical world, the vibrant colours of the dyes are what

really bring the 100% Pure Silk to life.


There are an infinite number of ways we can wrap, bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress silk for Shibori, and each way results in very different patterns.

Each method is used to achieve a certain result, but each method works in perfect harmony with the wonderful

fluidity of pure silk.

Different techniques can be used in conjunction with one another to achieve even more elaborate results.

If you would like to learn more,

please choose your date to attend one of our fabulous Silk Scarf Painting Workshops, it's on the 'Workshop' page

or find me and the workshops on Facebook
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My personal work is influenced by the joyous patterns found absolutely everywhere in nature and in particular, the rich tapestry of

the rural Suffolk countryside.

 I specialise in creating beautifully delicate and intricate Silk Scarves and  gloriously exciting Pocket Squares/Handkerchiefs 

Each one is totally unique and 'One of a Kind'

There's a Pocket Square Revolution... It's anything but square!

If you'd like to order a specific colour-way and buy one as a gift for someone

or as a  truly unique piece of my Wearable Art for yourself,

please email me with your favourite colours

Please take a look at  My Shop  for my

New Season Collections,

All my work is 100% silk, with hand finished edges; they make fabulous unique

 British Designer-Maker gifts.

Ruth Rutherford - Creative Designer - Hand-Made In Suffolk

Wetheringsett cum Brockford, Near Debenham, Suffolk IP14 5QA

mobile 07958 981943

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Ownership of Intellectual Property, Copyrights and Workshop Design Rights

The Arty Silkworm is the exclusive owner of all intellectual property rights and design rights on our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are fully protected by British copyright laws and treaties around the world. 

All such rights are reserved.

By law you must not use any part of the content on our site or at our workshops for commercial purposes, and by using our website or attending our courses, you hereby agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works thereof without obtaining written permission to do so from us.


The Arty Silkworm is the trademark and trading name of Ruth Rutherford