Helen Foot Design
This is the last year Helen will be at Cockgate School before she packs up her studio and moves it to East Herefordshire. Just after h.Art week she will be handing over the studio to Zoe Acketts who runs Paintbox Threads (http://www.paintboxthreads.co.uk/). Due to this change in occupation you will now be able to see not only Helen's handwoven work but also Zoe's hand-dyed threads during h.Art.
Paint-Box Threads is the home of artisan hand dyed threads for embroiderers, quilters, fibre artists and crafters. While hugely popular with hand sewers, both their mercerised cotton and pure spun silk can also be used through a sewing machine, making them a beautiful and versatile must have for any stock cupboard. Their impressive palette of colours range from the rich and jewel-like to the soft and sophisticated. All are hand dyed by Zoe, who lovingly mixes every single colour so that each one is just right and adds that little something special.
Helen’s handwoven work is all about juxtaposing nostalgic handicrafts with rebellious contemporary aesthetics. When designing her scarves, she strives to create playful yet timeless pieces which you will love to wear year after year. You will be able to see demonstrations on Helen's 24 shaft floor loom, have a go on a small table loom and perhaps be inspired to sign up to one of Helen's weaving workshops.