Julia Triston


Julia Triston is a practicing artist and a freelance lecturer in art textiles, design, embroidery and surface decoration.  Her own work is quirky and contemporary.

She has been teaching for many years, and is a very experienced and dedicated tutor.  Many of Julia's students have gone on to set up their own businesses, exhibit and sell their work, and some have won awards for their outstanding textile work.

Julia works from her home studio, runs her own workshop programme, takes commissions for her work, and undertakes community and school projects.  She also offers a range of talks and workshops for Guilds and Textile Groups throughout the country. Julia runs STITCHBUSINESS with Tracy A Franklin, which is based in Fowler's Yard in Durham City.

Julia makes, sells and exhibits her work widely.  She is an active member of The Textile Study Group.

Julia has co-written two Batsford books: 'How to be Creative in Textile Art', and 'Contemporary Applique'.

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Tracy A Franklin


Tracy A Franklin is a freelance specialist embroiderer working in her studio in Fowlers Yard, in Durham City where she teaches and works on commissions.

Tracy originally trained at the Royal School of Needlework in 1991, and then continued to work at the RSN for a further seven years as a teacher and studio embroiderer, before becoming Apprentice Coordinator in 1997.

Tracy returned to County Durham in 2001  to pursue her own freelance career, and now runs the Royal School of Needlework Certificate and Diploma Courses from her Studio in Durham City.

As well as being Head Broderer for Durham Cathedral, Tracy also runs the City & Guilds centre STITCHBUSINESS along with Julia Triston.

Tracy has written two books, 'New Ideas in Goldwork', and 'Contemporary Whitework' which she co-authored with Nicola Jarvis, for BT Batsford Ltd.  Her third book 'Crewel Work', which is self published is now available.

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