Helen Hardy is a self-employed textile artist working from her sewing room at home in Eaglescliffe, in Durham. Her work is inspired by her two passions, freemotion embroidery (which she describes as drawing with a sewing machine) and animals.
She uses freemotion embroidery, wool and fabric to create unique, detailed pieces of nature and wildlife. The embroidery add texture and detail to the art work. No two pieces are ever the same.
Additional texture and interest is created through the use of natural wool, wet-felting, fabrics and her signature style; of cutting parts of her fabric work so it stands off the piece and overlaps the mount.
Helen also drawing in pen and ink, creating illustrations of architectural buildings and sites.
Helen recently moved into the world of prints, created from her originals.
She says commissions are always welcome.
Her work can be found in galleries and shops across the North of England.
Here's a selection of Helen's work below. It comes in either white or oak frames.
To see more, or get information please visit her website
LANDSCAPE HILL original created using free motion embroidery in 23x23cm white box frame with glass
COASTAL LANDSCAPE original free motion embroidery framed in a white 23x23cm box frame with glass
LANDSCAPE BLUE original free motion embroidery & a touch of liberty floral fabric. The piece is built up from layering of stitch work and colours. framed in a white 23x23cm box frame with glass
FOX original created using free motion embroidery framed in oak effect 23x23cm white box frame
PIG original created using free motion embroidery & wool framed in oak effect 23x23cm box frame ready to hang
HARE print from original textile work Oak or white frame avail
SEA BREEZES original created using free motion embroidery framed in a white 23x23cm box frame with glass
LARGE GIRAFFE ORIGINAL TEXTILE ARTWORK
PHEASANT print from original artwork white or oak frame avail
MINIATURE LIBERTY SHEEP original textile artwork