Fiona Rutherford works from her home basedstudio in Edinburgh.
In the early 70’s Fiona visited Crete where the local women still did the weaving at home on simple wooden looms. She was fascinated and a life long career in weaving began.
Fiona uses the historical Gobelins technique to create woven tapestries for contemporary interiors. Using mainly cotton and linen yarns she weaves her designs by hand at an upright frame loom. Vivid colours and lovely yarns thrill her with the desire to weave.
Fiona’s tapestries are highly narrative, infused with stories, poems and music drawn from everyday life. They contain simple abstract imagery infused with a love of colour that stems from her early childhood years in India.
Navaho weaving with its bold narrative imagery was an early influence on Fiona’s work and she has always loved Matisse. Over the past decade her travels in Japan have meant that Japanese art and textiles have become a major influence.
She exhibits her work internationally and her work is held in major public collections in the UK.
Every tapestry is a unique artwork.