Welcome to Helen M Stevens' fine art embroidery website. Helen has been a professional textile artist for over 30 years... explore this site to find examples of her original artwork, books, downloadable tutorials, exquisite cards and postcards.



at the

The Apex Gallery

The Arc, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

August 16th – September 11th 2016

The Apex is a truly international venue for both the performing and visual arts and offers a stunning opportunity

to enjoy Helen’s first exhibition for three years in a modern, inclusive setting. Full details on the exhibitions page very soon …


Sunday, 28th August

“Here be Embroidered Dragons!”

A special day of lectures and a personal tour of the exhibition …



Watch Helen demonstrate her art!

To coincide with the launch of her beautiful collection of new e-patterns (go to Ebooks and Downloads) Helen has created a series of videos on Youtube.

Want to know how she creates a dragonfly’s wing, or the chequerboard effect on a fritillary lily?  Now you can watch – as many times as you like!

Honeycomb Stitch: Honeycomb 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO0jo2e2FKo Honeycomb 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVxW9us6mMc

Laddering (Needle-weaving): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyBfPMcE2Qg

Surface Couching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYzfdM-R4VI

Spider’s webs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBzQJUN0gDM  and  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RXk27tAEBc