Best known for her landscape based work and minimalist quilts Helen has been making and exhibiting her stitched art textiles since 1990. Based near the Peak District National Park in Northern England her current influences include seasonal landscapes and textile traditions. Helen is currently focusing on completing her second book and hopes to return to leading occasional weekend workshops and creative retreats from Summer 2020 onwards.

Book available

mark_makingMark making in Textile Art, Batsford, 2013 has now been reprinted and is available online and through bookstores. Published in the US as Mark making: fresh inspiration for fiber artists – with a soft cover.

Helen is now working on a new book with the working title ’Through the Seasons’ for publication (hopefully) in 2019.

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  • Red is the colour of the season in my localityhellip
  • Pale angled light on old tree on Green Lane Derbyshirehellip
  • Long Dale stone walls join beautifully and with minimal usehellip
  • Land and light at Long Dale near Middleton by Youlgreavehellip
  • Light over dark on the road to Whirlow Hall farmhellip
  • More local loveliness all very inspiring
  • Glorious morning for a local walk seeingnewthings
  • Imagine new rules provides good for thought on art ahellip
  • Enjoyed Grayson Perrys tapestry homage to Paul Nashs Battle ofhellip
  • Good to be home after a week travelling around Englandhellip
  • Full blown autumn richness in Dorset today Im enjoyed byhellip
  • Hints of autumn at home all so much more intenselyhellip