Tracy is an experienced teacher and tutor, with a wealth of skills, expertise and creativity in the field of traditional embroidery and contemporary stitched textiles. She has taught locally, nationally and internationally since her freelance career started in 2001.

She is teacher trained, with twenty years of teaching practice, passionate about sharing her knowledge, and working and training with the skills of her students.

Within her studio, Tracy is able to offer a variety of learning from traditional techniques, to creative design based courses, which include one to two day workshops, to shorter one week long courses, and longer one or two year part-time courses.

Furthermore, Tracy continues to learn herself, ever improving her own artistic skills, creativity and vision for reinvention, which enriches her teaching and instructions further which she imparts on her students.

If you are interested in booking Tracy for a workshop, then please contact teaching@tracyafranklin.com Please note, that due to many commitments, booking can be limited.

Fees are currently £180.00 per day plus travelling expenses of 45 pence per mile, with mileage and fuel allowances set by the Inland Revenue.



Workshops are pitched at beginners, intermediate or those wanting to brush up on skills.

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STITCHBUSINESS is a leading, respected and dynamic independent stitch school based in Durham City offering a range of creative courses in design and art textiles.

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Royal School of Needlework

Royal School of Needlework

The Royal School of Needlework is the internationally renowned centre for fine traditional embroidery and excellence, with its head quarters based at Hampton Court Palace, south west of London.

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  • Seriously we are very lucky to have such a specialised and highly skilled professional embroiderer in Durham City and my view is we should take advantage of what Tracy can offer us. More Testimonials >

    Cheryl, RSN Certificate Course, LEVEL 3 City & Guilds and Durham Cathedral Broderer

  • One of the best teachers I've ever had Tracy gives clear, concise instructions. One of the best decisions I've made to join these classes. More Testimonials >

    Marie, RSN Certificate Course

  • Embarking on the City & Guilds course for me was a "now or never" opportunity which resulted in two years of inspirational learning and rewarding completion of the Design and Stitched Textiles course. More Testimonials >

    Judith, Level 3 City & Guilds

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From the Blog

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Wed, 05 Aug 2020

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Wed, 09 Jan 2019

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