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:
    • blackwork
    • canvas work
    • crewel work
    • pulled work
    • freestyle embroidery
    • hardanger
    • stumpwork
  • 30 projects for the reader to work for themselves