Helen is a textile artist living near Darlington.
"Textile art is sometimes overlooked as an art form, which is a shame, as the colours and textures of thread and fabric add a striking richness and dimension to art. It is this richness that helps me to convey themes, ideas and stories in my work. The ‘story’ behind each of my pieces is very important to me; sometimes it is obvious but there is always something hidden which requires effort and imagination on the part of the viewer to draw out.
I have had solo exhibitions of my work in a variety of locations around the country including Darlington, Newcastle, Gateshead, Yorkshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
As well as exhibiting, I enjoy working pieces to commission and I also teach creative embroidery classes which I hold locally. As an author I have written a book on embroidery, “Stitchopedia”, which was published by A & C Black Publishers Ltd.
The young woman is sitting on a bench in the sun and dreaming of her lost
lover. She remembers the passionate feelings they had for each other, the
countryside where they walked hand in hand lost in their own company, and
their now unfulfilled plans for the future.
Fear of the Unknown
She was married in the church on the hill to her long time sweetheart. Her love
blossomed like the flowers of the garden while her family grew. And now the
time has come for her eldest son to go out into the world by himself. Three
things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
John Haynes - Williams
Two older sisters and their younger brother are looking at a miniature painting
of their grandparents. Sarah, the seated girl, is pointing out to her brother Adam,
that he has very similar features to his grandfather. Especially his nose! This is
not surprising as DNA has been passed on through the family line. The DNA of
family members is depicted in ‘panels’ to reflect the panelling of the room.
Find more information about Helen and her work - http://www.visionsinthread.com/http://www.visionsinthread.com/