Relevant professional training and qualifications

2019 HE Level 6 Research / Personal Specialism (Textiles)

2017              HE Level 5 in Contemporary Practice (Textiles)

2017              HE Level 5 in Developing Creative Textiles

2016              Full HE Level 4 in Textiles

2014              HE Level 4 in Watercolour Practice (UCA Accredited)

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


2017               Devon Guild of Craftsmen Print Award

2014, 2016         Textiles student award.  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

Publications and Press Coverage

2019 Exhibition coverage, Maker: Mended. Textile Art Magazine (Online) (German) (6 March 2019)

2019 Exhibition coverage, Maker: Mended. Embroidery Magazine March/April Issue 2019

2019 The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show. Gallery.

2018 Textile Artist. (Online) Artist Interview.

2018                Felt tutorial.  Be Creative with Workbox.  Issue 167

2018                Bonded Textiles.   Be Creative with Workbox.  Issue 166

2018                Stitched Collage Portraits.  Cloth Paper Scissors.  Jan/Feb Issue.

2017 -              Range of written articles on the website Mr X Stitch.

2017                Smiles (illustrated poem).  Edge-Zine.  Issue 5 Share.

2017                Being Red Ridinghood. Edge-Zine. Issue 4 Growth.

2017                Illustration of current work in Selvedge Issue 74 Wild

2017                Illustration of current work in Embroidery

2017                Illustration of current work in CRAFTS Issue 268

2017                Self penned critical post for We Are OCA.  Published 2nd August.

2017                Review of lecture on 'Creating sketchbooks to treasure' 4th March at York Embroiderers' Guild. 

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

2011               ‘Unbirthday Cake’.‘How to Be Creative in Textile Art’ J. Triston, R. Lombard.  Batsford.

2010               Images of my work, used as part of advertisement campaigns for STITCHBUSINESS.

Gallery Exhibitions

2019 Maker: Mended (Solo Gallery) The Spring Knitting and Stitching show 28th Feb - 3rd March

2018               The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne            

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                Torn Umbrella. 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)