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 and lectures for the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace, Toronto, Williamsburg and Lexington and is also one of their online tutors for day classes, Certificate and Diploma level.

Helen also teaches at Wemyss School of Needlework and for the Royal Collection Trust at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh. In addition she has worked as a nominated artist for the Nasjonal Museet (National Museum) of Norway in Oslo, which is a new super museum and the biggest in the Scandinavian region.

Helen works on TV as an expert craft demonstrator in embroidery for Sewing Quarter, Hochanda, The Craft Store, Sewing Street and Natasha Makes. She also hosts her own classes in person, online and runs embroidery retreats as well as designing and selling kits on her website (www.helenmccook.com)

Website: www.helenmccook.com