“I couldn’t see how I could get another job, definitely not in the same industry in this area; that if I wanted to work I would have to create something for myself because that was the only way.”
Ruth Ribeaucourt speaking to Unpaused founder Judy Stewart via conference call, November 2019
Ruth Ribeaucourt’s great unpause was occasioned by the discovery that her husband’s family was the last of St Etienne’s highly skilled jacquard ribbon makers, and supplier to the haute couture houses of Paris and Milan. Ruth’s electrifying story of how the ribbons claimed her imagination comes to life over two fairytale like episodes. A wonderful tale in time for Christmas…
Irish artist, Ruth Ribeaucourt, hit the career-reset button when she moved to a tiny medieval village in Provence, France in 2010. Today she is a multi-tasking creative; a jewellery maker, antique textile collector, bespoke travel guide and creative workshop host and photographer and European contributor for the Where Women Create magazine group.