Nontobeko Tembe

Nontobeko ThembeMy name is Nontobeko Tembe and I’m 21 years old. I live in the Machobeni area of Ingwavuma and I’m a mother of two children aged 2 and 6 months.

My dreams:

  • I wish to do fancy stitch until I’m in a higher position
  • I wish to be a good teacher in fancy stitch and teach other women that are overseas
  • I wish to have a beautiful home and family
  • For my children, I wish them to go to school when they grow up and that they will have good results to go to a higher level

Nontobeko has developed her own unique style, with immaculate closely stitched chain stitch with a blend of bright and bold colours. She is also one of a select group of artists who are able to render ‘true life’ embroidery on commissioned pieces. Her halalisas are a treasure if hanging on your wall.

Nontobeko Tembe' distinctive style

Nontobeko Tembe' distinctive style