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 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 (and web officer for both of these)

I am also a member of the Quilter's Guild Contemporary Quilt group; The Miniature Quilt Group, the Traditional 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, and are normally closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 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
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