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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.