Contemporary textile artist Nell Burns has a love of machine and hand embroidery. In Nell’s artwork she essentially draws & paints with thread, using the needle as a pencil, and the fabric as her canvas. Combining a variety of threads, fabrics and mediums to create works of two or three dimensional art. Nell has challenged herself to explore the use of basic straight and zig zag stitch to create cloth with stitch only…with some help from a water soluble fabric. Using this technique and exploring different stitch tensions, Nell can create 3 dimensional artwork using only thread. Whatever the technique or medium, the detail, design and texture in her artwork is always unique.
Framed textile art. Fabric collage background, 3D free motion embroidery, creating textures inspired by English gardens.
Wearable Jewelry made entirely from stitched thread, no fabric
Non wearable shoes designed and embroidered with free motion embroidery
3D vessels which are seamless and made entirely from stitched thread, no fabric.
Framed Textile Art. 3D stitched thread, seashells, corals, jellyfish and barnacles embellish a free motion embroidered fabric collage background.
The knitting bug got me!
Art Fashion show, painters painting the fabric like they would a canvas
Stitched silk thread, no fabric, lamp and neck pieces
Inspired by the Barrier reef. Over 35,000 metre of silk thread, no fabric to create this vessel.