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