Nettie began stitching seriously in 2014 when she took a certificate course in Technical Hand Embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework to help with her business restoring antique needlework and textiles. When she wasn’t working she began to explore the possibilities of stitch as an art form, joining the growing number of textile artists who have rejected the idea of embroidery as a domestic craft. Nettie endeavours to create works that have a painterly quality, placing stitches next to and on top of one
another to create realistic pieces that are unexpected and fresh.
In 2017 she featured in the August edition of Embroidery Magazine (front cover and 2 page article). In the same year she was shortlisted for The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, exhibiting at the prestigious Piano Nobile Gallery, London.
Her mantra, she says, is simple; it’s to stitch like a painter.
Venue: The Victoria Institute, Tarrant Street, Arundel. BN18 9DG