Aurora Pettinari York

2016 QEST Radcliffe Trust Scholar - Hand Embroidery

In 2013, Aurora started training at the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) where she was taught all the traditional techniques of hand embroidery, including goldwork, blackwork and stumpwork. In March 2016, she graduated from the RSN with a Merit.

Aurora is currently working on her first collection of embroidered objects for the home, including unique pieces and limited editions. All her projects start with an original drawing for the embroidery, which she executes and sets to found objects. She is fascinated by the representation of the human figure in Classical and Archaic iconography, a constant source of inspiration for her work.

QEST fund a series of Post Diploma Technical Mentoring Sessions run by the RSN for Aurora to get support and feedback on her new project.