Helen Cowans

My home is in the wild, windswept and long fought over hills of northern Northumberland. My inspiration comes from an immersion in the landscape; I take long car journeys and admire the far horizons, I walk and see details in the hedgerows, I follow the colours of the seasons.
I work from a studio in my garden, creating work for the wall, 3D sculptures and costumes.
I am a qualified tutor and professional lecturer. I’ve taught City & Guilds embroidery courses and now work freelance.

Recent work has been based on hares and the landscape of Northumberland.

I’m also studying for a Masters degree in History, finding the women who lived in the Border Lands in the eighteenth century.  I can see images in my mind,  and thoughts for future textile work.