Starting her career in historical costume and tailoring, Auburn has transferred her knowledge from these professions and applied them into perfecting her skills as a professional hand embroiderer. Her work often taking inspiration from historical garments and embroideries.
Auburn’s QEST Scholarship supported her during the Future Tutor Programme at the Royal School of Needlework, and she graduated with distinction in 2017. Since graduating Auburn has taught for the RSN at number of sites across the UK, and also in the USA. She also teaches for the London Embroidery School and as a private tutor, as well as working as a studio embroiderer for the RSN’s commercial studio and as a freelance embroiderer working on commissions. She is currently writing a book on Whitework Embroidery Techniques for Crowood Press and developing her work as a freelance embroiderer, designer and maker.