Techniques

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

Her knowledge and skill is evident in both her own work, and her students, as she able to adapt to teaching all different styles and types of embroidery. Her skills in technique include appliqué, blackwork, canvas work, crewel work, goldwork, silk shading, stumpwork and whitework, both traditional and contemporary. Other techniques Tracy has explored and developed are machine embroidery, quilting, free style embroidery and more modern mixed media ideas.

If you are interested in learning a particular technique, then please contact teaching@tracyafranklin.com
Appliqué

Appliqué

Appliqué or applied work is a method of applying one fabric to base fabric, which is applied using various stitch techniques.

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Blackwork

Blackwork

Blackwork is a form of counted thread embroidery, which uses black or scarlet thread, on a white even-weave linen fabric.

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Canvas work

Canvas work

Canvas work is a form of counted thread work, worked on a plain weave canvas ground fabric, and covering the entire surface with stitch.

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Crewel work

Crewel work

Crewel work embroidery which is also known as Jacobean crewel work, reaching its peak in the 17th century in England, and later in America.

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Goldwork

Goldwork

Gold thread became widespread after the birth of Christ and it could be found on vestments and clothes in European countries.

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Goldwork creative

Goldwork creative

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.

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Silk and Gold work

Silk and Gold work

Silk and gold work is often associated with traditional ecclesiastical church embroidery, used to embellish church furnishings such as altar cloths and vestments.

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Silk shading

Silk shading

Silk shading is known as needle painting, thread painting, soft shading, and natural shading, tapestry shading, long and short and simply 'shading'.

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Stumpwork

Stumpwork

Stumpwork, or raised work as it was historically known in the 17th Century, is a form of three-dimensional embroidery.

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Whitework

Whitework

Whitework embroidery covers a range of techniques which are all traditionally worked in white on white.

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Whitework contemporary

Whitework contemporary

Contemporary Whitework embroidery includes all the techniques of traditional whitework embroidery including, Broderie Anglaise, Richelieu cutwork embroidery, Drawn thread work, Pulled work, and shadow work.

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