Ruth Gilbert

Ruth Gilbert weaver and textile historian

I weave cloth for clothes, furnishing and curtains. I accept commissions for work and research and make replicas of archaeological finds. You can buy my work at The Gallery, Slaithwaite, Gallery 6, Huddersfield Art Gallery and All Good Stuff at Butcher Works, Sheffield..
I teach spinning, weaving and knitting as modern crafts or as aspects of historical re-creation.
I undertake research and have presented conference papers and published articles on historical spinning and knitting.
Talks, training events and film work by arrangement.

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My Location

The Loft Space at Britannia Mill

UNit 21F, Britannia Mill
Britannia Road

Telephone: 01484 843 879

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My News

No craft in Kirklees / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-06-29T00:00:00Z">Mon 29 Jun 2015</span>No craft in Kirklees / Mon 29 Jun 2015

According to the recently published report on Kirkless' 'creative' economy, there are NO people employed in crafts in the area. This came as rather a surprise to me. Admittedly I am self-employed (as most craftsmen are...

My Events

Get Weaving / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-11-11T00:00:00Z">Sun 11 Nov 2018</span>Get Weaving / Sun 11 Nov 2018

Come and try out different types of weaving, or bring your own work. Beginners welcome, different looms set up to try or bring your work in progress. Workshops must be booked in advance. Workshops are 10am - 4pm h...

Learn to Spin / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-11-10T00:00:00Z">Sat 10 Nov 2018</span>Learn to Spin / Sat 10 Nov 2018

Day workshop spinning wool with a spindle. Beginners welcome, or bring your wheel or spindle and try something new. Workshops must be booked in advance. Workshops are 10am - 4pm held on the first floor at the Loft...