I grew up in Yorkshire, in a home full of gorgeous fabrics and threads surrounded by beautiful countryside full of historic interest. I soon developed a keen awareness of the patterns and textures in my environment and translated these in to art and textiles.
I am inspired by the artisans who have passed down iconography and motifs from one generation to the next: from master to apprentice, from mother to daughter, and the concept of the motifs as they change meaning, shape and style through time. As I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively to research art and textiles around the world I have had the privilege of seeing first-hand the passing down of creative skills and patterns to the next generation.
I have worked in textiles teaching and exhibiting work for many years. I would like to share my enthusiasm and knowledge of hand embroidery and quilting from around the world.
I have a wide range of workshops to offer and a blog which will feature a study of a piece of hand embroidery/quilting from a museum, exhibition or my collection.
My workshops include
Starting from home
Around the world
Costa Rica Icons
Please look at my website for more details http://www.helenbarnestextiles.co.uk .
If you have any questions or would like to book please contact me and we can discuss your requirements.