Helen Winthorpe Kendrick is a freelance textile artist and teacher, who enjoys the challenge of incorporating a 'story' into her pieces. She uses the expressiveness of threads and the variety of fabric and stitches to convey a theme or idea.
As well as exhibiting her work, Helen takes commissions, gives talks and runs workshops on a variety of embroidery techniques.
February 2010 saw the publication of her first book 'STITCHOPEDIA'. It is a comprehensive book giving details about:
- materials and equipment
- an introduction to ways of creating a design that can then be stitched
- an overview showing pictures of both historical and modern pieces
- detailed instructions on 7 embroidery techniques:
- canvas work
- crewel work
- pulled work
- freestyle embroidery
- 30 projects for the reader to work for themselves