Creating bespoke pieces of textile art
Embroidery is wonderfully versatile and there are an infinite number of items which can be embroidered or embellished, anything from fine art pieces to dresses to cushions to church textiles, whatever you need it can probably be done. Any hand embroidery technique can be used and combined to provide a bespoke service to create any design. Many of these techniques can be seen on my Portfolio Page.
Helen runs hand embroidery classes and workshops across the UK. Beginner embroidery courses, taster days for the different techniques, intermediate courses to improve your skills and advanced embroidery courses to really hone and perfect your skills are all provided.
Tuition can be given for any technique of needlework and embroidery and for any skill level. In a fun and relaxed environment, the students are encouraged by watching a demonstration on how each stitch or technique is worked before they develop their confidence and skill on their own piece of embroidery. Helen is always on hand to give advice and tips.
Each student receives a kit which contains all of the threads, fabrics and needles required for the class. All other necessary equipment such as scissors and ring frames are provided so students don’t have to worry about bringing anything except themselves!
Workshops are run in small groups (up to 15 people) or Helen can provide expert one to one tuition in the comfort of your own home.
Mounting textiles pieces ready for framing
Finished pieces of embroidery can be professionally mounted around acid free card and given a backing of a complimentary fabric such as cotton, linen or silk ready to be framed. Mounting textile pieces in this way ensures that they will last for years more than they would otherwise.