Tracy A Franklin: Traditional embroidery with a crewel twist

Tracy is a self-employed embroiderer, specialising mainly in traditional embroidery including crewelwork, silk shading, and gold work.

She manages her own studio in Fowlers Yard, Durham City and teaches privately, and for the Royal School of Needlework.

Along with this, Tracy has compiled three books on goldwork, white work, both published by Batsford, and self-published crewelwork.

In this interview, Tracy tells about her passion for embroidery and how she puts a contemporary twist on traditional stitching. We learn how she manages her time and why she finds teaching inspirational.