Helen Yardley

Helen Yardley


“I am passionate about colour, and I find the relationship between colours infinitely fascinating. Each colour has its own personality and emotional effect and responds uniquely to every other. Place any colour against another and there is a dynamic; a third will alter the balance yet again. Modulate any colour by tone or saturation and the whole balance shifts once more.“

Helen Yardley describes her rugs as drawings for floors that have a strong physical and tactile presence. The images she creates are refined, carefully nuanced and as paired down as possible. 

The felt wall hangings were a response to being commissioned to make rugs that would hang on walls. Using hand-dyed industrial felt she creates unique, hand-crafted pieces that brings an ambient sense of warmth to any interior space and absorb sound effectively. The felts are screen printed, stitched and hand painted.

“I aim to make things that are refined, carefully considered and as beautifully made as possible.”

Helen regularly works to commission with high profile architects on projects such as the London Stock Exchange and Coutts Bank. She also makes unique one off pieces from her studio/showroom just off Bermondsey Street in London Bridge.

Helen’s work is held in collections at the V&A, The Crafts Council and Portcullis House, House of Commons Building. 

She has exhibited her work in Japan, USA and Europe. 


<strong>FORCE CERISE</strong>, 2013 | 100% wool Hand Tufted rug 180 x 230cm.
DANCE AMBER, 2013 | 100% wool Hand knotted rug 170 x 250cm Photographer; Anthony Coleman
<strong>SQUARE BORDERS</strong>, 2017 | 100% wool hand knotted rug, 280 x 280cm Photographer; Anthony Coleman
<strong>POD MIDNIGHT</strong>, 2013 |Hand knotted rug 180 x 270cm, Photographer: Carolyn Barber
Greater London
Workshops: Yes
Talks: Yes
Commissions: Yes