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H. Richards & Co. Contemporary Quilts, Homewares and Textiles

H. Richards & Co

I am a Melbourne based textile artist who designs and handcrafts contemporary quilts and homewares. My designs are simple and stylish, made to compliment modern homes and lives.

I draw on traditional quilting and patchwork craft with the eye of a contemporary artist. Each piece is an original work using natural materials, hand-printed fabrics, patchwork appliqué and intricate quilting methods to create textiles that are at once practical, beautiful and beguiling.

From rock pools in the endless coastline to the beautiful sparse vegetation of the Top End, my work reflects the Australian landscape in its many guises. My quilts have found loving owners in beautiful homes in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth as well as in the USA, England, Malaysia and the Philippines.

My quilts are made for sensitive modern souls: to be dreamt under, to bring joy to the eyes and comfort to the body, and to become part of a beautiful life.

Please contact me for any questions or inquiries. helen@helenrichards.com.au

Buy beautiful quilts and quilt patterns on Etsy.
Buy cards, calendars, homewares and gifts on RedBubble.
Buy modern unique custom printed fabric on Spoonflower.
Commission a custom quilt to mark a significant event in your life.
See my portfolio on Flickr.
Follow my interests on Pinterest.
See studio snaps on Instagram

PreciousPoppets

Make your own Precious Poppet

Saturday 26th November 2016

At Opendrawer  1158 Toorak Rd Camberwell VIC 3124 Australia

The class is a 4-hour workshop on a single day.

  • Take home your own unique ‘precious poppet’ Art Doll, and the skills & tools to make more.

  • Explore using fabric crayons & photographs printed onto fabric to create your own unique textile design. With a simple body shape, your Art Doll is a great way to showcase your design and make a lovely gift or decorative item for your home. Once you know how it’s also a great boredom busting craft to share with kids during school holidays. You’ll take home your completed Poppet at the end of the class

  • Prerequisite: A willingness to be playful with colour. You must be able to machine sew on a line

  • Materials: All materials included- Please bring a photograph that you will copy to use for your dolls face.

Make a Japanese Style Top in a Day

Thursday 19th January 2017, 10am to 4pm.

At Opendrawer  1158 Toorak Rd Camberwell VIC 3124 Australia

Make a gorgeous unique top in your choices of fabrics

In the workshop learn:

  • How to use and adapt the Top pattern
  • Ways to use colour block with your chosen fabrics
  • Working with kimono fabrics

Have fun & get creative  as you make a gorgeous Japanese-inspired top in just one day. Helen will guide you in how to mix Opendrawer’s fabulous kimono fabrics with a stylist’s eye. You can be sure the results will be amazing. Helen’s tunic top suits many body shapes is easy to wear, and trans-seasonal. Dress it up or dress it down – either way expect compliments!

All materials are included in the class fee.

At the end of the class, you’ll take home your completed, and the pattern which you can use and customise- again and again.

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