Helen Parrott

After studying for a Geography and Archaeology degree, Helen studied embroidery at Loughborough and an MA in Art and Design. She has exhibited regularly, often with Quilt Art. Helen's book Mark Making in Textile Art (Batsford) was published in 2013, and her second book Textile Art Inspired by the Seasons will be published in 2019.

Describe your approach to teaching

"My approach to teaching is open, exploratory and encouraging. I aim to provide an enjoyable, stimulating, supportive and collaborative group learning context and provide some individual time with each student."

What inspires your own work?

"My work is primarily inspired by English landscapes, both rural and coastal and textile histories including whole cloth quilt making. Simplicity and practicality are also important to me."

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