Ruth Black

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Occupation embroiderer - textile artist
Location Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Introduction Hello! At Anna Macneil, we are a small family team who design and make Harris Tweed fashion accessories and textile items for the home. We take our inspiration from various sources - history, landscape, nature - and create designs for embroidery. Everything starts life as scribbles and sketches on paper. How it develops from there depends on what it is, what mood we are in, which of us is doing the design - we all have different ways of working. Our hats are designed to keep your head warm - and to not blow off in the wind! Our scarves are cosy as well as decorative. The bags and purses are all fully lined and have secure fastenings. The cushions have well stuffed, polyester filled, polycotton covered pads which we make ourselves and the covers are removable for cleaning. We also have our own particular interests. I do feltmaking (including teaching) and ecclesiastical embroidery in addition to our main work. Mary makes wedding and special occasion bespoke dresses, most incorporating tartans and/or Celtic designs. Visit our main website at - you can buy our products online!
Interests embroidery, Celtic design, feltmaking, weaving