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A dynamic, independent and international stitch school, run by Julia Triston and Tracy A Franklin. This leading provider of ‘non-college-based’ learning offers a range of accredited City & Guilds courses and masterclasses – for on-site and distance learner students. Take a look at the website – you might be tempted to sign up for a course yourself!
This respected international exhibiting group was formed by the late Julia Caprara in 1999 and showcases members’ work in central London every year. Julia is a member of Prism and has regularly exhibited and sold her work at the prestigious Mall Galleries with the group.
Society of Designer Craftsmen
Founded in 1887, as the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society, the society continues strongly today with a vibrant membership of creative thinkers, designers and makers who continue to innovate in the crafts through their exploration of materials and skills.
Julia currently chairs this group of established, practicing textile artists. Connected by a love of colour, texture and stitched surfaces, members’ work is as diverse and individual as the members themselves. The group offers a forum to share ideas, learn new skills, and initiates opportunities for members to exhibit together in local and national exhibitions.
This is where it all happens in Durham! This unique collection of creative businesses includes a jeweller, embroiderer, photographer, printmaker, illustrator, brewer, theatre, coffee house and artists specializing in furniture, woven tapestries, knitting and portrait painting. Come and visit this vibrant artists community – one of Durham’s treasures.
Tracy A Franklin
A well-known specialist traditional embroiderer, Tracy occupies the studio next door to Julia’s in Fowlers Yard. Trained at the Royal School of Needlework, Tracy has written some definitive books on embroidery and her workshops are very well attended by stitchers from all over the country. Check out what she can offer you.
The Embroiderers’ Guild aims to build awareness of stitch and textile art, and has been doing so for more than 100 years. Subscribe to the best textile magazines, join your local branch, book a course, or buy a specialist needlework book – it’s all here for the budding embroiderer and textile enthusiast.
Art Van Go
Run by a very friendly and dynamic duo – Viv Arthur and Kevin Mead – Art Van Go are suppliers of fabulous art materials. Regulars at the Knitting & Stitching Shows and other trade fairs, their stand is a must to visit! Based in Hertfordshire, they run courses and residencies with well-known textile artists and practitioners.