This independent and international stitch school, run by Julia Triston and Tracy A Franklin, was established in 2006. Since 2020 Julia and Tracy have been embarking on individual projects and continuing to develop their own practices in the textile world. So although STITCHBUSINESS is not running a current programme of courses, some longer-term ideas are in the pipeline. Watch this space for details.
Textile Study Group
The Textile Study Group is a group of 25 nationally and internationally recognised textile artists and tutors well known for their innovative and challenging approaches to art practice and contemporary teaching.
The objectives of the group are to cultivate and advance the practice of stitch and textile art through a broad spectrum of education – workshops, courses, lectures, publications, exhibitions – and to deliver expertise and excellence in all areas of textile art. The group also runs a popular summer school every year and offers an annual Teacher’s Bursary Award to a teacher starting out on their career.
The Textile Study Group is a group of 25 nationally and internationally recognised textile artists and tutors well known for their innovative and challenging approaches to art practice and contemporary teac
Top of her game, Brenda Sanders is a professional long arm quilter, and one of Denmark’s finest. She runs a fabulous, vibrant studio from where she teaches quilting classes on HQ Moxie machines and workshops in sewing, patchwork and quilting techniques.
Brenda also undertakes local and international quilt commissions which she stitches on a long arm HQ Fusion 24 either by free motion, or electronically. Take a look at her exquisite work, and get in touch to commission her.
Tracy A Franklin
Tracy is a well-known specialist traditional embroiderer. Trained at the Royal School of Needlework, she has written some definitive books on embroidery and designed and stitched some spectacular and high profile commissions. Tracy runs a programme of courses from her studio in Durham, UK, and her classes attract students from all over the world.
Check out what Tracy can offer you.
Art Van Go
Run by a very friendly and dynamic duo – Viv & Kev – Art Van Go are suppliers of fabulous art materials in the UK. After 32 years they are now considering ‘retirement’ (it’s time for them to play!), so they will no longer be regulars at the Knitting & Stitching (or similar) shows, or be running courses with well-known textile artists as they previously did. But, during their ‘long wind-down’ they are continuing to supply a huge range of materials via phone orders and their online shop. See their website for details.
Helene Juul Design
Helene’s shop is a colourful treasure trove – she sells everything to equip both the traditional and contemporary quilter. Fabric lovers and textile artists will also be enthralled by the hundreds of designs on sale. Helene runs a programme of courses too. More details can be found on her website.