I have a passion for color and this shows in my work. I like color on color, pattern on color and the subtle sheen of fibers like tencel. I enjoy creating a certain drape in my fabrics to get the special effects that are not often found in commercial fabrics. I use this drape to create garments that are a delight to wear
The thought of using fibers from plants that grow in poor soil conditions, give back to the soil they come from and do not use much water in the processing of the fiber is an added benefit..
Who I Am
I respect the rights of the individual and have always done so. I welcome all to my store, classes and to enjoy the fiber arts. I do not encourage bullies of any form. I a deeply regret the need to post this statement. when I have tried all my life to live by this principle. TR
I am a dyer and a weaver and live in the Pacific Northwest. I love color and this shows in my work. I also like the challenge of developing cloth with drape. I sell my handwoven, hand dyed garments and yarns at various sales events around the Country.
I have expanded into overdyeing upcycled leather from industry. and upcycled fabric from silk kiminos.
Teresa Ruch Designs has been in production since 1997. Originally focused on weaving, the yarn has become a larger part of our business in the last 10 years. I maintain an emphasis on color and hand in both the yarn/fiber, weaving and dyeing.