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. Embroidery Magazine March/April Issue 2019
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: 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
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.
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)