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:

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:

2014                ‘How to’ article; written for Prima online – Published in October 14

2014                ‘April Meeting - Ailish Henderson’ Review.  Found at:

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.

Gallery Exhibitions

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)