Working from a studio in her garden in rural Northumberland she produces work for the wall, 3D sculptures and costumes. Her work is informed by two sources; a love of colour, eastern patterns and decorative design and, in contrast, the evocative and historical north Northumberland landscape, interpreted with passion and a love of the hills and moors she views every day.
Helen is an award winning qualifed tutor and lecturer, who has been working with textiles for over 10 years.
She has taught City & Guilds to Level 3 in Embroidery and Machine Embroidery for Northumberland College.
Helen has qualifications in City & Guilds Embroidery, Adult Education, a Diploma in Art History and qualifications in Islamic Art and Indian Art & Architecture from Oxford University. She has a past life as a research biologist and wedding photographer.
She has published and exhibited both nationally and internationally with articles published in magazines and books inlcuding Quilting Arts, Stitch and Workbox.