Tracy teaches classes at her studio in Durham, and provides online classes via Zoom.
Tracy is highly technically trained and fully experienced in a range of traditional embroidery and stitch techniques.
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.
Drawn thread work is a form of open counted thread work embroidery where both the warp and/or weft are withdrawn from an even-weave fabric, which is then decorated with stitch.
Crewel work embroidery, which is also known as Jacobean crewel work, reached its peak in 17th century England, and was later taken to the America Colonies.
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