Ruth Herring
Knitwear Designer.

Knitwear, cro, hand, knitted, crochet, beads, jewelry, crochet jewellery, jewellery, knitting.
              
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Ruth Herring Knitwear Designer
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Ruth started her professional career in the Far East, where she designed for the High Street market for the UK, Sweden and Germany. Meanwhile she was also establishing her name in the UK as a high-end designer with her one-off celebrity commissions, which developed into her own label, Herring. She sold exclusive collections of luxury hand knitwear to Browns, Harrods and to the newly established Favourbrook label, which was the brainchild of British designer Oliver Spencer. Ruth has also worked closely with Ollie, organising photo sessions and styling his publicity shots and catalogues and he remains a good friend.

Ruth’s ability to blend fashion design with traditional crafts like knit, crochet, embroidery and macramé stems from her enormous technical knowledge in these areas. The revival of these skills in the fashion markets has recently seen Ruth exploring other areas such as knitted and crocheted jewellery and accessories, developing ideas using leather, wire and beads along with more commonly used materials. These ideas have just been produced in book form for sale worldwide.

Publishing and Media
Designer/author:
Knitting with Beads – New Holland 2008
Crochet with Beads – New Holland 2007
Knitting Wildlife – Pavilion Books
Knitting Masterpieces – Pavilion Books
On screen knitting expert:
This Morning
Home furnishings designer, TV makeover:
Inside & Out – Anglia TV 2001
Contributor, knitting and crochet:
IPC, BBC Books, Marshall Cavendish

Ruth graduated from the School of Fashion, Kingston with a clutch of awards for her degree work. There was special focus on her knitwear, where she proved to have an exceptional technical knowledge and before long she was invited back to work alongside her former tutors as a knitwear lecturer. She has continued to undertake lecturing stints at fashion colleges and currently enjoys teaching for a small number of hours, which she fits in with design and other freelance work.

Student Awards
Royal Society of Arts knitwear
Courtaulds award for knitwear
M&S award for childrenswear
Illustration award

Lecturing
South Thames College (current – P/T)
Lecturer in knit and crochet design & pattern development
Chelsea, School of Textile Design (University of the Arts)
Lecturer in fashion, fashion drawing & presentation
Kingston, School of Fashion
Lecturer in knitwear, childrenswear & menswear
Preston, School of Fashion
Lecturer in knitwear & collections
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