Kirsten Sutherland designs and creates embroidered artworks under the St Fabiola (the Patroness Saint of divorced people) banner. Her work features religious and psychological symbolism, drawing from nature, science and the world of mythology and fairy tale.
She brings an incredible attention to detail and a deep sense of fun to her mastery of the technically difficult medium of digital embroidery.
Kirsten graduated from Massey University with a Masters of Design with a focus on digital embroidery in 2011.
She worked on the The Hobbit trilogy as the main digital embroiderer and embellished hundreds of cloaks, waistcoats and boots. She has since embroidered costumes and props on many international productions
Kirsten has worked as an upholstery designer, print designer and has been commissioned to create textile art for hotels, retail spaces and advertising. She has had several solo exhibitions of embroidered and screen-printed art. She has tutored at Massey University and more recently created a retail space for art and fashion.