Ruth Mitchell is one of a trio of textile designers invited to design a special print for Made In Glasgow by Local Heroes. Mitchell’s Sunset at the Cobbler depicts the Scottish mountain Ben Arthur – better known as ‘The Cobbler’ that is located near the head of Loch Long.
"Since I love the outdoors, I like to use elements of Scotland's nature in my design work but then add my own strange twist. The shapes in the middle are the outline of The Cobbler, but I've used my own colours to make the landscape look more surreal"
Her bold palette of coral, crimson and bright blues are rendered in soft gradients creating an image evocative of a sunset seen through a slight haze of heat and dust. This vivid print is translated to a cotton voile scarf produced in association with The Glasgow School of Art’s Centre For Advanced Textiles (CAT) – a perfect souvenir of Glasgow design and a practical and fun accessory.
Ruth Mitchell is a textile designer who has worked for fashion brands Kitty Joseph, Zandra Rhodes, Limedrop and Gorman as a print designer. She now specialises in freelance fashion print design for a wide variety of brands internationally, in addition to special projects, collaborations and design commissions within fashion, interiors, product design, and large scale art installations. She also co-owns SÒLAS with Ciorstaidh Monk, a new sleepwear brand based in Glasgow. Her work often involves imagery that attempts to tell a story using carefully chosen colours, drawing inspiration from music and her photography. She studied at Cardonald College, Glasgow, and Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.