Timbrell is a needlework artist. Her work is inspired by various influences ie. technology, parenthood, perseverance and fragility. Timbrell exhibited at the de Young Museum, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, and other galleries. She was featured on Magnolia Network’s "Hand Crafted Hotels" and in the Washington Post, LA Times, Bust Magazine and Star Magazine. In 2021 she had a solo show, The Stampede, at the Great Highway Gallery.
Upon graduation from NYU I entered a photography based art career. However, after a very bad accident, I could no longer work in the darkroom so I began needlepointing. This practice soon expanded to other fields of technically advanced needlework, including embroidery, cross stitch, as well as needlepoint. I consider myself a conceptual needlework artist who uses the craft to reflect vulnerability, failure, and perseverance. An over arching source of inspiration with my work is the influence of the external. Usually a series starts with an observation. I might notice that now, as a parent, people often say “looks like you’ve got your hands full” to me, or I might notice the strangeness of form letters, or interesting linguistic or grammar patterns in our technology. I think of this as my raw data. At the same time, I am constantly researching and learning about the different styles and histories of needlework. In this way I am able to marry the traditional and historical context of a technique with the so called data that I’ve collected, creating work that can be appreciated both by a sophisticated stitcher and by the average viewer.