Helen M. Stevens


 Textile Artist

Member of the Society of Women Artists 

International textile artist Helen M Stevens, creates bespoke fine artworks which have been sold through Harrods of Knightsbridge, Liberty of London and at exhibitions worldwide including Olympic Park, Sydney, St. Johns, Canada,the Camberley Gallery in Louisville, USA, Christchurch, New Zealand and in Europe.  The first artist in her medium to be elected to the prestigious Society of Women Artists (sister organisation to the Royal Academy), she still exhibits regularly at the Mall Galleries in London.  Commissioned and exhibition pieces range from £90 - £2,000 depending on size and content.



In 2018 the world commemorates the end of 

the Great War, WWI, 1914 - 1918.

In honour of the hundreds of thousands of personnel who served, fought, were injured, died or survived, with or without injury I am teaming up with the SAAFA to bring embroiderers a chance to take part in these commemorations. 

We are asking that as many people as possible create a stitched "Heart" and donate it to the charity for exhibition and possible sale to raise both awareness and funds for the essential work carried out by SAAFA with servicemen and their families.

The pattern, colour chart, and design notes are all free to download from Facebook, and we encourage you to share, copy and pass on to as many friendS, groups and other stitchers as possible - let's go viral!  All we ask is that however may times you wish to work the Heart in memory of your own family members, or just as a beautiful keepsake, you create ONE (or more) Hearts for us.  Details of how to donate them and everything else you need to know can be found at:


Bespoke artwork and commissions

 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!