Helen M. Stevens


 Textile Artist

Member of the Society of Women Artists 

For the love of embroidery, textiles, wildlife and the English countryside, this is the place to find a magical combination of them all!


Welcome to 2017 and another fabulous year of textile art.  To celebrate recently reaching 10,000 "Likes" on Facebook, Helen's page Helen M Stevens' True Embroideries is hosting a "stitchalong" of this fabulous picture... why not join us and join in?

Like Helen's page (click at the bottom of this page) and go to her Album 10K HEDGEHOG.

For a refresher in Helen's unique techniques, why not treat yourself to her E-Book ONE SIMPLE STITCH - available direct from the publishers via the E-books and Downloads page of this website.


This gorgeous Golden Griffin, worked against a background of Anglo Saxon split stitch

was the featured design in my


If you would like to work this design contact me.

The full design is downloadable at a cost of just £9.50

payable by Paypal or BACS.

Design includes full template, colour chart, step by step working instructions, etc.


and follow this link to order the ONE SIMPLE STITCH design featurelinkd in our second lecture direct from Vivebooks

Bespoke artwork and commissions

An internationally acclaimed embroidery artist, Helen lives and works in the medieval market town of Bury St Edmunds, England.  This site will give you a flavour of her work, where to see exhibitions and how best to learn and understand her techniques.

Helen's artworks are executed in pure silk and precious metal threads, with the addition of other natural fibres and/or semi precious stones.  Her techniques are contemporary interpretations of ancient Anglo Saxon concepts and stitches.  Contact her direct for commissions, etc.



Helen's "signature" bird, the kingfisher, has been her "logo" since the opening of her Studio, True Embroideries, in 1981, appearing on the cover of her first book, "The Embroiderer's Countryside" originally published in 1992.  For more information about Helen's books, click here.



Helen's distinctive style is based upon embroidery techniques dating back to the Anglo Saxon era, but also includes stitches created by Helen herself and now recognised as  popularly accepted techniques.  To learn her type of embroidery, tutorials, downloadable patterns and e-books are available.  Click here for details.

Autumn leaves


Helen's popular exhibitions are the best way to see her work up close!  For dates, venues and other information visit Exhibition page

Helen has lectured and taught worldwide.  Now confining her lecture schedule closer to home, she is happy discuss talks, after dinner addresses, etc.  Click here to enquire.

Fine art greetings cards and exclusive postcards and bookmarks on the Gallery page

Helen's popular Facebook page is the place to follow her day by day exploration of nature through embroidery .... click above to join us!  

"LIKE" and be in with a chance to win one of Helen's books!