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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  • A fabulous book for rereading on a cold winters nighthellip
  • Stripes and bands in the seascape eerie elemental and ratherhellip
  • Some of my all time favourite sand ripple stripes withhellip
  • Monochrome wintry shell stripes this time
  • More coastal stripes  an oyster shell this time
  • Having a stripey moment  a razor shell brilliantly colouredhellip
  • Bleakly beautiful on the east coast today seeingnewthings coast
  • Snowsleetrain here in grey cold York An unusual and beautifulhellip
  • Plant stems encased in icicles  a sparkly crystalline worldhellip
  • More icy inspiration
  • Icy patterns  lots of ideas here
  • Iced plants near a lively stream tinted orange by thehellip