Ruby Cubes is a textile studio, based on the idea of experimentation and exploration. Full time artist Jessica Geach founded Ruby Cubes back in 2015 as a way to fully explore her lifelong passion for textiles. Having always had an innate love for tactile objects, Jessica soon discovered that her greatest passion lay in creating 3D objects that were both tactile and purposeful. "My favourite material to work with is unbleached cotton rope. The way it is braided makes it so soft, tactile & fantastically strong, whilst still being wonderfully flexible. I am endlessly fascinated by the process of turning piles of braid into tactile, purposeful bags, baskets and homewares. I take the greatest pride in my work, because it encompasses my business, my art and my personal journey in textiles. Most of my inspiration is derived from the amazing diversity of my surrounding landscape. Living in Dartmoor means that I am never far from breathtaking hilltops, or refreshing river walks. I am constantly pushing my own boundaries and playing with new materials and processes to inform my work. To be bold. To be artisan. To be based in design is my greatest luck. I hope the things I create will in there turn, inspire others to follow their own creative paths."
A note about materials: The rope I work with is an unbleached cotton rope. This is the best decision that I can currently make as an organic fairtrade version does not currently exist in the UK. Unbleached means the cotton has not been through bleach vats, which are terrible for both the environment and the people who work in the cotton industry. I always strive to make the best choices I can as an artisan business both morally and environmentally. As of 2021 I have changed thread suppliers and now work with a fully organic cotton thread alongside the unbleached cotton rope.