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. She teaches occasional weekend workshops. The next weekend workshop is 11-13 August 2017 at Grasmere in the English Lake District.

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 in 2018.

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  • And today I can carry on stitching my latest quilthellip
  • First gather your threads  it took all day yesterdayhellip
  • Inspiring activity on Stanedge earlier this week
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  • Winter walking and views Forge Dam cafe with a welcomehellip
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  • Enjoyable catalogue of new New Zealand textile artartists  myhellip
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  • Book 1 published 2013 writing book 2 is well underwayhellip
  • Winter foliage water and sky  glorious walk near Alport
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  • Colour in the winter landscape  Lathkill Dale