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I am a freelance artist  living and working in York, UK.  I  specialise in textiles,  particularly freehand machine embroidery, but still draw and paint as well as  making historical costumes. At present the themes are to do with landscape, moving through it, distances and spaces, and of course the trees.

We are surrounded by landscape, it is a fusion of our needs and the underlying structures of the land itself.  It is also a complex fiction that many of us believe in. Our relationship with it is endlessly fascinating and constantly changing, and this is at the root of my textile work. I explore this through manipulation of surfaces and structure, using hand and machine stitch, inclusions of found textures and colour to create images and evocative histories.

The work disciplines tend to cross pollinate quite freely – I am beginning to draw more as I  would on the sewing machine while the textile pieces look more like my paintings.   Combining so many approaches and disciplines  may create a  very unpredictable way of working but it is fun. I like the idea of  orchestrating and directing rather than being in absolute control; certainly no two pieces will ever be the same. Every time I plug in and switch on it is an adventure.


If you wish to purchase, to commission work, or to ask about workshops,  At Home ‘Open’ Days (have a break from your 4 walls and come and share mine in my workroom)  and  freelance tutorials please contact me by email.


Exhibiting –

Upcoming – 

Great North Art Show 2019 – September,  Ripon Cathedral,  North Yorkshire.

Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage 2019. September 7th & 8th. Staithes, North Yorkshire.

York Textile Artists, November 2019, Cemetery Chapel, York.

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York Textile Artists group exhibition, Art in the Mill, Knaresborough. July 2019

York Open Studios, April 2019

Ryedale Folk Museum and Gallery Open Exhibition, Hutton le Hole  March 2019.

Middlesborough Town Centre  pop up gallery hut,  Dec 2nd & 9th.

York Textile Artists, Cemetery Chapel, York. 10, 11th November  2018.

Staithes Arts and Heritage Festival – Sept 2018

Art in the Mill Gallery, Knaresborough. Summer Salon and through out the year, 2018, 2017 and 2016.

York Literature Festival  exhibition at Blossom St Gallery, York  March 2018

York Open Studios 2018  , 2017 and 2016.

YOS Logo Short_CMYK 2018

Great North Art Show – Ripon Cathedral, Sept 2017

Micklegate Art Trail, York. 2017

Saltaire Art Trail.  May, 2017

Blossom Street Gallery, March 2017

website –

facebook  –  Fran Brammer  artist page

email –




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