1910–2000

Married Harold Parker, Sculptor in 1945

Referred to by students as Mrs Parker

The most influential British pioneer in the field of embroidery and textile design in her generation – nurturing embroidery as an art form

Major early commissions included the large hanging The Country Wife for the country pavilion of The Festival of Britain in 1951.

1954–1975 Founder and inspirational head of Embroidery at Goldsmiths College, London.

Workshops conducted throughout Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and Holland.

Her personal collection of embroidery and textiles is now housed in the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, Goldsmiths College.

Author of eight books:

Design for Embroidery from traditional English Sources Batsford 1956

Inspiration for Embroidery Batsford 1966

Embroidery and Colour Batsford 1976

Constance Howard Book of Stitches Batsford 1979

Embroidery in Great Britain4 Volumes Batsford 1981–85

Conversations with Constance: A celebration of the life of Constance Howard MBE by Jean Littlejohn and Jan Beaney published by Double Trouble Enterprises 2000

Profile in Stitch Magazine 2016 issue 102, pages 24–27

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