Helen Howes Textiles

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I have always worked with cloth - I can remember learning to read, but by then I could already sew. For more than 30 years I have been primarily a kite maker, and the pleasure of putting art into the sky is immense. In recent years I have become an artist in a wider range of textile and mixed media fields, and I teach and lecture.

I am a member of SAQA,
Textile Art Group Suffolk,
and The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles
I am currently the Co-ordinator of the Modern Quilt specialist group within the Guild and the South Norfolk Area Representative for Region 9 of the Guild

I am also a member of the Quilter's Guild Contemporary Quilt group; and
The Embroiderers' Guild
and Broadland Art Textiles

I work to commission and am always happy to make site-specific pieces or groups of pieces.
I have a big friendly workshop in a complex of old farm buildings in South Norfolk, where I work, show, and teach.
My husband John Stormes shares the space, and makes automata and interesting wooden stuff.
We are open normally from 11 till 5 each day, closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week.
However, I do a lot of travelling to teach, so please ring
01508 548137 before you come any distance.
I may have the kettle on, and there is a cafe from Wednesday to Sunday.

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If you would like to buy something from this website, (if the page does not have a Paypal button) please email me - helen@raindropkites.co.uk in the first instance.
I will ship almost anywhere and I take credit/debit cards (by phone, please 01508 548137), Paypal, Sterling cheques (only if pressed), etc. DO NOT send money before you have okayed the transaction, please...

I am always looking for teaching and exhibition opportunities for the future - I go to Scotland most years and am happy to consider most places..

Contact me at:-
4, The Raveningham Centre,
Beccles Road,
NR14 6NU
01508 548137
07732 911669
or helen@raindropkites.co.uk

I also make websites, and do lots of other things. Click on the links below for more details
Link to Raindrop Kites website Link to Sewing Machines pages Link to Textile Art Group Suffolk website