When I am lost
you will likely find me
where the forest meets the sea,
for it is there that
wisdom meets mystery,
rest is assured,
and strength replenished. (c Ruth Sprague)
I walk a lot and nature often inspires my weaving. I always used to say that my heart’s home was by the sea but as I’ve got older I find myself just as home in a forest surrounded by trees. There is a wildness and rhythm to both forest and ocean. The words came on a visit to Anglesey where the forest actually does run right to the beach. The weave came next. Often I find weaves and words become entangled!
I am Ruth Sprague, a Saori weaver with a creative weave studio in the Midlands, UK. I started spinning my own yarn about 10 years ago and that led to the discovery of Saori a couple of years later. I have loved colour and texture my whole life so sitting at a Saori loom was like coming home.