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.
Currently have some pieces at Art in the Mill, Knaresborough, and have been exhibiting as part of York Open Studios 2018.
At present the themes are to do with landscape, moving through it, distances and spaces, and of course the trees. 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.
As a qualified and experienced art tutor I host workshops on art and freehand machine work.
I do one or two tutor days at home most months These are only for a maximum of 4 or 5 people at a time so stake a claim early! I am running a series of classes and one- off workshops dedicated to freehand work and cover the kind of areas listed below Full lists are on the brand new Want To Try? page……
Intro to freehand machining –
Drawing with your machine –
Freehand Machining -Trees! -The Twisting Tree.
Layering – deconstructing and cutting through.
O to 60 Days 2nd July. Starting with sketching then translating into stitch and fabric. tba
Details on the website, email me with any queries or to book.
I also do a series of one day or half day workshops run by the Viking Loom in York – please see their website for details. .
If you wish to purchase, to commission work, or to ask about the Viking Loom 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. The facebook page is out of commission at present so please avoid.
Art in the Mill Gallery, Knaresborough.
Literature Festival exhibition at Blossom St Gallery, York March 2018
York Open Studios 2018 Weekends of April 14th & 21st,
facebook – Fran Brammer artist page
email – firstname.lastname@example.org