Handmade by Ruth
Handmade by Ruth was created by Ruth Collett and has existed, in various forms, since 2011.
When first starting out, Ruth made mainly beaded jewellery as a way of fundraising and has since expanded into various other crafts.
The current form of Handmade by Ruth was born in June 2020, with Ruth making rainbow themed bag charms and pin badges to raise money for the NHS, in the end raising over £1,200.
Also in summer 2020, Ruth was due to graduate in stage and event management into an industry that was non-existent due to Covid. The lack of work led Ruth to develop the craft skills she already had and set up an Etsy shop, where she now makes a variety of products including bunting, cards, masks, scrunchies and more! Ruth enjoys working with fun and vibrant fabrics and creating items that are great gifts to make people smile. She also loves to try new crafts which leads to new products emerging and she experiments!