Helen McCook

Helen McCook is the author of the Goldwork RSN Essential Stitch Guide. She teaches at the RSN on both our Day Classes and Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery both in the UK and the United States. She also teaches the Certificate & Diploma programme at RSN Scotland, in Glasgow.

Helen was appointed as the first artist in residence for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s educative initiative and works as an associate lecturer at Scottish National Portrait Gallery/Scottish National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery (London) and Holyrood Palace.

Helen worked as part of the RSN team which created the embellishment for the shoes; veil and wedding dress for Katherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and has worked on a variety of private commissions. After completing a BA (Hons) Degree and the RSN Apprenticeship, Helen worked in a range of high profile roles in the textiles industry, working for both auction houses and ateliers. She has extensive experience in theatre and film costume, and pieces of her work can be found in private collections and galleries worldwide, including in the British Royal Collection. Her work has been featured in publications such as: Embroidery, Selvedge, Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Helen is the RSN Tutor for the successful RSN Online Course to Blackwork which launched in July 2018.

Courses

Start Date Name Details Location Price Availability
20/04/2019

B5182 Introduction to Goldwork; ‘Inspired by the Luttrell Psalter’- Birmingham

17c Vyse Street, Jewellery Quarter, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6LE £118.00*Price includes the cost of £35.00 for the required kit. 6 123
17c Vyse Street, Jewellery Quarter, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6LE £118.00*Price includes the cost of £35.00 for the required kit. 6 123
11/05/2019

G5008 Silk Shading: ‘Tudor Rose’

Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow G1 3SF £190.00*Price includes the cost of £30.00 for the required kit. 8 123
Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow G1 3SF £190.00*Price includes the cost of £30.00 for the required kit. 8 123
04/06/2019

5123 Appliqué & Surface Stitches: ‘Bee & Bloom’

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU £188.00*Price includes the cost of £28.00 for the required kit. 12 123
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU £188.00*Price includes the cost of £28.00 for the required kit. 12 123
21/06/2019

G5009 Metal Thread Work: ‘Queen’s Silks’

Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow G1 3SF £210.00*Price includes the cost of £50.00 for the required kit. 9 123
Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow G1 3SF £210.00*Price includes the cost of £50.00 for the required kit. 9 123
14/07/2019

B5183 Canvas Stitches: ‘Flower’- Birmingham

17c Vyse Street, Jewellery Quarter, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6LE £118.00*Price includes the cost of £35.00 for the required kit. 10 123
17c Vyse Street, Jewellery Quarter, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6LE £118.00*Price includes the cost of £35.00 for the required kit. 10 123