Sneak peek into our next issue, featuring Nell Burns, North Vancouver, BC, Canada!

Leading up to our fourth issue going live late-May, we’ll be sharing some sneak peeks into our featured people articles, so you can get a little flavour and feel of who they are, and get a glimpse at what will be coming up in our next issue!

Nell Burns image

Your name:
Nell Burns
Nells Embroidery

North Vancouver, Canada

A walk in the Secret Garden

What do you do, quickly, what’s your “elevator pitch”?
I essentially draw & paint with thread and a sewing machine, using the needle as a pencil, and the fabric as my canvas. I combine a variety of threads, fabrics and mediums to create works of two or three dimensional art. I love to explore the use of basic straight and zig zag stitch to create a cloth made of millions of tiny stitches…with some help from a water soluble fabric.

Using this technique and exploring different stitch tensions I can create 3 dimensional artwork using only stitched thread.

detail coral fan embroidery veil

What you’re up to at the moment, and where can people see you and your work, in person or online?
I’m currently working on a big art project which is keeping myself and my sewing machine technically and creatively challenged.
I’m also making sure my Etsy shop is kept stocked and my custom orders are under control.
Next fibre show will be knit city in October. My studio is always open by appointment.

Find Nell online here:

Thank you Nell! Find out more about Nell and Nells Embroidery in the upcoming Q4 May/June/July issue of Made In Mag, launching  May 21!