Once a week I get an email from theWorld of Thread Festival. It's always interesting and inspiring to see the work of those who are full time artists.
"Contemporary textile artist Nell Burns has a love of machine and hand embroidery, which comes from a childhood spent in the sewing room with her mum. She has been designing, dressmaking and embroidering for as long as she can remember. "
Check out these websites for more:
World of Threads FestivalLocal, National & International Contemporary Fibre Art
Nell Burns website
She also has an Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/NellsEmbroidery