I just listened to a podcast with Natalie Ciccoricco & she is fabulous! She is a mixed media artist, which can sound kind of trite, but she combines embroidery with found objects and paint. Everything is handmade.
She is Dutch and she lives and works in California.
Natalie is in the Saatchi gallery, among others. If you dig this as much as I do, here is my blackthread, watercolorwhite Japaneseasian embroidery fashion geometric hat man origami, #saatchiartist