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Upcoming Classes

Tracy teaches classes at her studio in Durham, and provides online classes via Zoom.

Tue 18th Jun 2024
Cost: £70
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An opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary hand embroidery in Tracy’s studio in Fowlers Yard, Durham City.
Wed 19th Jun 2024
Cost: £70
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An opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary hand embroidery in Tracy’s studio in Fowlers Yard, Durham City.
Sat 22nd Jun 2024
Cost: £40.00
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An opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary hand embroidery in Tracy’s studio in Fowlers Yard, Durham City.

Specialist Techniques

Tracy is highly technically trained and fully experienced in a range of traditional embroidery and stitch techniques.

Drawn Thread Work
Drawn Thread Work

Drawn thread work is a form of open counted thread work embroidery where both the warp and/or weft are withdrawn from an even-weave fabric, which is then decorated with stitch.

Pulled Work
Pulled Work

Pulled work is a form of white work embroidery where the warp and weft of the fabric is pulled together to create pattern.

Gold Work
Gold Work

In contrast to traditional gold work embroidery, creative gold work gives the opportunity to work with metal threads in an experimental ambitious and enterprising way, whilst remaining true to good technique.

About Tracy

A professional and highly skilled experienced embroiderer

Tracy A Franklin graduated from the RSN Apprenticeship and is the Lead Tutor at RSN Durham. She teaches the RSN Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery. Tracy has worked on a variety of commissions, including ecclesiastical church work for Durham Cathedral where she is the Head Broderer.

Tracy is the author of a variety of publications on embroidery, including Crewel Work, Contemporary Whitework and New Ideas in Goldwork. She has taught for the RSN in both the UK and the United States.

Tracy's CV Artist Interview
Tracy Franklin Portrait

Latest blog posts

A Basic Silk Shading Tutorial . . . .
A Basic Silk Shading Tutorial . . . .
5th Aug 2020
Silk-shading uses a number of colours in cotton or silk threads, skilfully blended together to create the natural appearance of a flower, fruit, plant or animal.
TextileArtist.org
TextileArtist.org
12th Feb 2018
Interview with TextileArtist.org which is a great place for textile artists and art enthusiasts to be inspired and communicate with like-minded creatives.