Ruth Osborn

Ruth Osborn

Ruth is a Textile Artist who works mainly in the Wearable Art field. She uses hand dyed natural fabrics, which are then free machined and embellished.  She draws her inspiration for the beauty of The Great Barrier Reef and the Tropical Rainforests that surround her. Her work has been featured in many magazines, and she is proud to be a “Friend of Bernina.”

«Never underestimate the power of a Bernina!»

Picture: Ruth Osborn

From Dolls Clothes to Wearable Art.

Ruth has been sewing since a young girl, producing dolls clothes on her mother's treadle machine, progressing to clothes for her children, and finally to her obsession with Wearable Art.  She first branched into Free Machining creating wall pieces with the hand dyed silk which was then free machined, hand embellished and the piece attached to beautiful driftwood found on the beaches near her.  Eventually, this led to wanting to create moving pieces, which in turn led to Wearable Art. Her work has been exhibited in many places, and she continues to be inspired to create on her Bernina 640.