Me page

dancing tree close upThis is me –

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 2018YOS Logo Short_CMYK 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!crop   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

Applique Landscapes. 

  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.


Exhibiting –


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,YOS Logo Short_CMYK 2018


website –

facebook  –  Fran Brammer  artist page

email –



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