Events and Testimonials


Workshops and Classes may be changed and need to be checked nearer the time.

The Sewing Shed – Ilkley 

Tuesday 12.30 – 2.30 Hand Embroidery –Starting in September

All abilities welcome 

In these classes we will learn new skills, relax and chat while working through one of my projects in a safe and friendly environment. Please contact me if you would like to know more or check out The Sewing Shed. .

Duttons for Buttons Heritage Workshops 10am-4pm York

 Wed Oct 7th Strippy quilts –Stitching a Weardale chain mat

Wed Oct 21st Liberty Florals-Hand embroidered card

Wed Nov 4th Arts and Crafts canvas work –Bird or flower design

Wed Nov 25th Bronte NeedleRoll

Wed Dec 9th Shisha mirror work –Festive star decoration

To book workshops please contact: 

Embroideries Guild

 Oct 3rd York Talk ‘Textiles around the world’

Nov 7th Manchester Indian Shisha workshop

Nov 13th Blackpool Costa Rican Icons workshop

March 22nd Scunthorpe Peruvian stitches

April 3rd Cleveland Talk Textiles from my Travels

April 17th  Merseyside Costa Rican Icons workshop


Embroiderers’ Guild
N. W. Summer School weekend 25th-27th June Indian Stitch work

Quilters Guild Region 15W weekend
Talk ‘Textiles from my Travels ’
Durham Pennies workshop
Date to be decided.

Helen created a warm relaxed atmosphere in which to hand embroider our own needle rolls based on Charlotte Brontes’ darning roll.

Using rag paper, collage and stitch I made a composition I am proud of . Thank you Helen

A very enjoyable afternoon learning a new technique.

Great workshop. Beautiful ideas and well explained how to do the mirror work

The time flew by and I left feeling calm and relaxed.

She had provided everything we needed and was encouraging as we went through the day.

Feeling very inspired to do more hand embroidery after your workshop. thank you for sharing your skills, knowhow and creativity.

A very informative talk and enjoyable workshop with Helen Barnes