Helen Layfield

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Fabric and Stitch

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Helen was born and grew up in Kenya. Africa, its poetry, folk law, art, textiles, colours, cultures, philosophy and people have influenced her own creative process from a very young age. After Completing a BA in Illustrative Arts in London, Helen moved to Derbyshire.

Initially specialising in relief printmaking on both paper and fabric she soon developed a style that was eclectic and covered a wide range of materials. After training to teach Further and adult education in 1994 Helen began working as a community artist. She has a wide and varied experience of teaching and facilitating experiential learning in Arts and Crafts; in both a educational and community settings.

This included continuing education with The WEA, Nottingham University, Sheffield University and Adult Education Centres in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and latterly Somerset and Dorset.

Helen worked extensively on art projects within the Youth Centre Service, young peoples holiday clubs and Children’s Art workshops in both UK and Spain. She has run art holidays in England, France and Spain.

Helen has taught courses and workshops in Art Galleries,  during Art festivals and art weeks. Including Brixton Festival, International pavement Art Festival, Beaminster Festival and Somerset and Dorset Art weeks.

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For further information on Helen’s workshops please contact Merry via email at: stablearts@hotmail.com

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