Helen Richman

Textiles – Fabric Decoration

Hand Embroidery

Helen completed her 3 year apprenticeship at the Royal School of Needlework in 2009. Based in Somerset she has set up her own business called ‘The Bluebird Embroidery Company’ and works as a free-lance embroiderer and tutor.

Helen combined her love for wildlife and embroidery in her first collection of 8 hand embroidered pieces. Using a beautiful technique called Silk Shading, Helen has created these detailed one-off pieces using single strands of coloured thread on a background of white felt.  Each stitch is carefully considered to recreate texture and movement of fur or feathers of each animal.  Due to the complexity and the time it takes, only one collection of eight pieces will be brought out each year.