Loading Courses

← Back to Courses

Helen McCook – (Embroidery)

Professional textile artist, designer and embroiderer, established expert at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace, very highly thought-of amongst embroiderers.

A unique opportunity to develop skills with the help of one of the UK’s most respected Tutors. Helen is in such demand she only visits once a year, usually with a couple of back-to-back courses. Get instruction from an RSN standard teacher, whatever your level of ability. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Because we now run more embroidery courses at Higham, there are now spaces for people wishing to get on Helen’s courses – so, if you’ve been waiting in vain for past years, you need wait no more!

Connect with Helen:

https://www.traditionaltextilesschool.com/
FEEDBACK FOLLOWING HELEN’S COURSES:
(scroll this box for more)
“Excellent course and excellent tutor.”
“Helen is extremely knowledgeable about her subject, is patient and very helpful if in trouble. More please.”
Helen sorted out my problems from a previous, very unsuccessful, goldwork “course” with a different tutor, and I was having such fun working my unfinished piece of goldwork based on her ideas.”
“Tutor great.”
“Helen McCook proved to be an excellent teacher who immediately put me at ease.”
“Helen’s people skills and knowledge of the subject resulted in an ideal learning environment.”
“Thanks for bringing such an excellent tutor up this end of the country. Such a privilege!”

HELEN’S WORK

September 2021

EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: GOLDWORK

September 30th at 18:30 to October 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Employed for centuries to honour our most important events, Metal Thread renders beautiful results with a variety of textures. Be introduced step by step to couching, passing, rococo, over stretched pearl purl threads, plunge and tie back ends, trellis stitch, beads, sequins, looped chips and burden stitch with metal thread. Goldworker newbies welcome. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework ww.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 (Materials kit purchasable from Tutor) Helen's STUMPWORK follows.

Find out more »

October 2021

EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: STUMPWORK

October 3rd at 16:30 to October 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Be introduced, step by step, to this charming art with an original design created by Helen, inspired by C17th pieces depicting the allegorical sense of smell. Learn to create 3D hands, faces and body forms, applied fabric and needlelace slips, supporting surface stitch embellishments. Stumpwork newbies welcome. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 (Materials kit purchasable from Tutor) Helen's GOLDWORK precedes

Find out more »

EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: STUMPWORK

October 3rd at 18:30 to October 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Be introduced step by step to this charming art with an original design created by Helen, inspired by C17th Century pieces depicting the allegorical sense of smell. Learn to create 3D hands, faces and body forms, applied fabric and needlelace slips, supporting surface stitch embellishments. Stumpwork newbies welcome. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 (Materials kit to purchase from Tutor) Helen's GOLDWORK precedes.

Find out more »
+ Export Events