Ruth Rutherford BA Hons...

Creative Multi-skilled Designer


Phone: 07958 981943

 Professional Information
Ruth Rutherford is a highly regarded creative and multi- skilled designer based in rural Suffolk. Having gained her design degree and worked for many years in ceramic and glass design she has in recent years transposed her love of colour, form and nature into the world of textiles. Since setting up The Arty Silkworm and working with fabrics, and in particular pure silk, she has developed an original style and technique that is unique to her, taking inspirational pattern values and colour combinations from the amazing natural world. The results of which continue to be in demand in both the UK and Overseas.
In 2018, after much interest in her silk design work and many requests for teaching events, Ruth started the creative teaching workshops side of her business. They have been a great success in enabling her to inspire her students in the fundamental basics of her exciting style of silk painting. The student reviews on her website are a wonderful testimonial to her passion and dedication.
When not creating her silk designs she  spends her time restoring her 500 year old Suffolk farmhouse to its former glory, using her skills of creativity and individuality.  She is also designing and planning a Tudor working kitchen garden, which as a novice gardener is proving to be quite a challenge.
She lives with her family and their dog, Twiggy.


Ruth is currently working on her latest exciting collections of  Silk Scarves and Pocket Squares.




You can reach her by email:

or @theartysilkworm on Facebook/Instagram

2010 - present
2010 - present

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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