Ruth Singer is a textile designer-maker specialising in hand-embellished textiles for fashion and interiors. She designs and makes fashion and interior accessories and bespoke home textiles including curtains and hangings, using traditional hand techniques with recycled and organic fabrics. Her work includes pleating, applique, layering, and folding to create rich embellished and sculptural effect in fabric. Ruth has exhibited her work widely in the UK and in 2006 was selected as some of the best new designer makers of the year by the British Crafts Council. Ruth originally trained in museum studies, with the intention of being a costume curator to indulge her love of historic clothing. She worked in museum education for several years, most recently at the V&A as adult education officer and now combines her business with freelance teaching and writing.