Helen and James McAllister's Profile

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Helkatdesign based in Wiltshire and launched in 2008; from humble beginnings in an attic, Helen’s hobby has now grown.

The Helkatdesign team: Textile designer Helen and behind every great woman … there’s a great man, – James my husband, who doubles as a Printing Machine and Design Ace and a little part-time help keep the wheels moving at Helkatdesign HQ

All of whom are producing bespoke, one off textiles for Great Britain.

From a converted Edwardian hospital Helkatdesign,makes soft furnishings, and hand printed canvases; using natural, quality archive materials and vintage style fabrics. Influenced by Great British symbols and icons, heraldic images, international flags, and a love of our countryside. Quintessentially British with a feel of New England and Scandinavian…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 9
  • Joined July 14, 2009

Favorite materials

Helkat loves French and Scandinavian fabrics, Hungarian grain sacks, bespoke ribbons, vintage laundry buttons, British tweeds and recycled coffee sacks and hessian

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H E L K A T D E S I G N

About

Helkatdesign based in Wiltshire and launched in 2008; from humble beginnings in an attic, Helen’s hobby has now grown.

The Helkatdesign team: Textile designer Helen and behind every great woman … there’s a great man, – James my husband, who doubles as a Printing Machine and Design Ace and a little part-time help keep the wheels moving at Helkatdesign HQ

All of whom are producing bespoke, one off textiles for Great Britain.

From a converted Edwardian hospital Helkatdesign,makes soft furnishings, and hand printed canvases; using natural, quality archive materials and vintage style fabrics. Influenced by Great British symbols and icons, heraldic images, international flags, and a love of our countryside. Quintessentially British with a feel of New England and Scandinavian textiles.

We love heritage colours, national trust stately homes, country lanes, The Victoria & Albert museum, The Tate Britain, London, Liverpool and Belfast. Torn between the town and the country, the sea and the city…

We aim to give every customer a unique product ,using old fashioned techniques with a modern twist.

Fuelled by Tea pigs, homemade soups, radio with a dash of daytime TV.

Helen's Husband

For the friends and customers that had the privilege to know Helen. Sadly Helen had been very ill from November 2014 with a cancerous brain tumour. Sadly Helen's brave fight and exceptional carriage unfortunately wasn't enough. Helen lost her fight and sadly passed away on the 1st of April 2015.

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of UK children and adults yet receive just 1% of the national spend on cancer research. We are the only national charity in the UK funding sustainable and continuous research into brain tumours. Let's FundTheFight together and ultimately find a cure.

Please visit our JustGiving page James Mcallister Brain Tumour Research

HELKATDESIGN will live on in my wife's name.

James McAllister

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