About

Main website www.helencowans.co.uk
Photography website www.landofthefarhorizons.co.uk

I am an award winning, qualified tutor and lecturer with a passion and love of textiles and Northumberland.  I have over 15yrs experience of teaching and over 20yrs of public speaking.

I’ve taught City & Guilds Embroidery courses and now work freelance as a tutor, lecturer and occasionally writing for magazines.  I’ve organised several solo and joint exhibitions.

 I have qualifications in City & Guilds Embroidery, Adult Education, a Diploma in Art History, qualifications in Archaeology, Islamic Art and Indian Art & Architecture from the University of Oxford.

In a past life I worked in a laboratory as a molecular biologist.  I prefer stitching.