Helen is a fibre artist and woodturner. She taught herself to woodturn so that she could try out the many spindles for making handspun yarn which she saw in history books, but couldn’t find to purchase. After making a fibre art tool, Helen uses it, refines the design, and the iterative creative process continues! Over the years, she has explored making fibre art tools to support weaving, sewing, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, nålebinding, cordmaking, in addition to spinning tools. She is constantly exploring new shapes of fibre art tools, and is open to conversations on custom orders. All her items are made from high-quality Canadian hard woods.
Helen’s work as a fibre artist and woodturner has appeared in Spin Off and Piecework magazines by Long Thread Media, Digits & Threads magazine, in the book 52 Weeks of Shawls with Laine Publishing Oy in Finland, as well as many self-published patterns.