Relevant professional training and qualifications
2017 HE Level 5 in Textiles
2016 HE Level 4 in Textiles
2015 Achieved HE Level 4 in Textiles 'A creative Approach'. (Part of Textiles BA)
2014 Achieved HE Level 4 in Watercolour Practice (UCA Accredited)
2013 - Working towards a BA Degree in Textiles.
2010 – 2012 City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Design and Stitched Textiles (Embroidery) Studied at STITCHBUSINESS, Durham
2009 Art and Design A-Level Grade A
2014 Student monetary award from Coats Threads
2009 Student of the Year in ‘Art and Design’, at Gateshead College
2008 Student of the year in ‘Art and Design’ at Gateshead College
2008 to date Embroiderers’ Guild
Publications and Press Coverage
2017 Review of lecture on 'Creating sketchbooks to treasure' 4th March at York Embroiderers' Guild. Found at: www.yorkembroidery.blogspot.co.uk
2016 Work chosen to illustrate The Open College of the Arts course prospectus, along with testimonial.
2016 Feature article. Inspired Vol. 5, Published by Be Creative with Workbox
2016 Advert for The Open College of the Arts. Embroidery September / October 2016 Issue
2016 Artist Film. Filmed by ‘We Love Media’. Available on You Tube and artist website.
2016 Daphne's Diary. Number 8 2016. Pages 60,61.
2016 Press Release for 'Torn Umbrella' solo exhibition. Shields Gazette and online
2016 - Columnist for 'Be Creative with Workbox' magazine
2015 Interview as part of 'The Funk Files', published online by Mr X Stitch
2015 'Be creative with Workbox' . Issue 150. Feature article about myself and my work.
2014 Featured on Open College of Arts website: www.weareoca.com/textiles/ailish-henderson
2014 ‘How to’ article; written for Prima online – Published in October 14 www.allaboutyou.com
2014 ‘April Meeting - Ailish Henderson’ Review. Found at: www.yorkembroidery.blogspot.co.uk
2014 ‘Bra-Vo for artist Ailish’s latest work’. Shields Gazette. 11th January 2014
2013 ‘Artwork is stuff dreams are made of’. Shields Gazette. 9th December 2013
2012 A few of my Favourite Things’ Article Published in ‘Stitch’ with the Embroiders Guild, Issue 80, December 2012/ January 2013
2011 ‘Unbirthday Cake’ textile piece, published in ‘How to Be Creative in Textile Art’ J. Triston, R. Lombard. Publisher: Batsford Ltd (15 Sep 2011), ISBN-10: 1849940061
2010 Images of my work, used as part of advertisement leaflets and printed advertisements in magazines for STITCHBUSINESS.
2017 Retail collection available to buy through various galleries in the UK - request for details.
2016 Part of group exhibition at Northumberland Studio, Northumberland
2016 Exhibition at The Customs House – Solo Exhibition
2013 The Customs House, South Shields. November – January 14 'Dreams’ Textile Art Exhibition.
2012 – 2013 Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, (commissioned and bought by Tyne and Wear Museums)