Helyne Jennings

Contact Information

helynejen@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/helynejennings

No. 5
Mill Street
EX38 8AL

Torrington digital, drawing, jewellery, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, printmaking, textiles Torridge

Helyne Jennings Bio

Welcome to my journey of stitch. I have been stitching most of my life encouraged by my mother through play as a young child, she had studied fashion & textiles herself and we often raided her vibrant 60’s collection of fabrics, buttons and beads to make crazy collaged pictures. Later on my foundation year my tutor brought her sewing machine into college thinking that I might find it interesting. From there I went on to study embroidery at Loughborough and completed a Textile MA at the Royal College of Art.
I make abstract textile and paper wall pieces, am continually experimenting and introducing new technologies, materials and techniques to keep it moving forward. I reuse remnants of my painted, stitched papers and fabrics to create jewellery and digital print.
I now live in Torrington, Devon, working from home in a small studio in my garden. Inspiration surrounds me with the beautiful land and sea scapes, the changing mood and light, but I find recurring themes from previous travel experiences that merge in dreams and memories also come into the mixture. Abstract art can be challenging, to the artist and the viewer but to create works that evoke emotion and feeling through colour, texture and shape is exciting and very rewarding.

If you are interested in seeing my work it can be found in many outlets nationwide, a list can be found in my website link or you can visit the Craft Council Directory of Makers or Find A Maker Directory, both of which I am a member.

Helyne Jennings Work