Come As You Really Are

The Hobby Cave at Grants, Croydon, 2024

Northern Summer Exhibition

Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2023


Pyramid Gallery, York, 2018


Pyramid Gallery, York, 2017

Faith, Inspiration and Stitch

Durham Cathedral, Durham, 2013

Show Your Hand

Part of the Banff and Macduff COAST festival, 2012

North East Art Collective gallery opening exhibition

Newcastle upon Tyne, 2010

Needle in the Cathedral

Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2008

Textile Collection

Eye to Eye Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2008

Moving On

Hartlepool Art Gallery, 2006


Ruth recreates a bit of history, Sunderland Echo, 3 February 2012

My life in stitches… Ruth O’Leary, CrossStitcher, no. 213 June 2009. p. 98. An illustrated interview with Ruth on her work as an embroiderer.

Needle in the Cathedral, Workbox, no. 114 December 2008/January 2009. p. 20-21

St Cuthbert’s Banner

A selection of articles on the making and dedication of St Cuthbert’s Banner:

St Cuthbert’s Banner, Embroidery, July/August 2012, p. 9

Sunderland textile artist recreates medieval embroidery, R&R, May 2012, p. 13

Banner in honour of St Cuthbert placed at his Durham Cathedral tomb, BBC News, 21 March 2012 - View article

Saint’s banner returns, The Journal, 21 March 2012. p. 3

New banner celebrates the life of St Cuthbert, Northern Echo, 21 March 2012. p. 16

Saint’s banner brought back to life, Sunderland Echo, 19 March 2012. p. 6

Saintly banner brings history to life, The Journal, 20 January 2012

Ancient banner is reborn, Northern Echo, 20 January 2012