Helen McCook is an artisan hand embroiderer, designer, teacher, published author and historian specialising in all aspects of traditional and contemporary hand embroidery and embellishment.
She teaches, lectures and assesses for the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace on day classes, Certificate and Diploma courses, runs the Royal School of Needlework Scotland satellite centre based in Glasgow and has also taught, lectured and assessed for them in their American branch based in San Francisco and on their Degree level course at Headquarters.
Helen travels Britain extensively teaching and lecturing to adult education groups such as the Embroiderers Guild and private textile art groups. She has also taught at college, and University level. Helen also teaches for the National Gallery in Edinburgh, the National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh and The National Portrait Gallery, London.