Helen Parrott

Helen has been making and exhibiting her landscape based art quilts around the world since studying embroidery at Loughborough, including as a member of European exhibiting group Quilt Art 1990-2002. Her solo show 'Zen and the art of hand quilting', supported by an Arts Council England award, toured with the Knitting and Stitching Show in 2002. Helen has written two books published by Batsford: Mark Making in Textile Art (2013) and Mark Making Through the Seasons (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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