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Ros Wilson Artist and Textile Designer
Ros WilsonArtist and Textile Designer


I enjoy sharing my knowledge and passion of textiles and am frequently booked by clubs and societies as a guest speaker.  Here is a selection of topics which I have presented recently.  Please telephone me on 01692 597120 if you would like to discuss topics and dates or send an e-mail to


The Beauty of Blue: From marauding picts to logwood piracy, this talk uncovers the amazing history of blue dye.  Whether you love yarns or fabrics or just wear denim, this talk will give you a new perspective on blue.


The Power of Purple: tells the fascinating history of the power, politics and pigments of the colour purple from earliest times.  Millions of shellfish died to produce this colour.  Find out how and why!


A Passion for Red: Discover the history of red dye as it travelled around the world.  Beetles as valuable as gold and a tree brought to the point of extinction - red has it all! 


Designing for the Yarn Industry: An inside view of the design process from concept to photo shoot.  This talk is designed to inspire knitters to expand their design horizons with the possibility of earning money from their hobby.


Exploring Textiles in Peru: Peru has perfectly preserved textiles dating back thousands of years.  This brief tour covers the unique history, geography and culture which has produced luxurious embroideries, tapestries, complex weaving and patchwork.

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