Expressive Stitches

14th November - 17th December 

Dionne uses the scale, emotion and energy of landscapes to inspire energetic

drawings and textiles. The power of the natural elements - wind, rain and sea are

translated into layers of intuitive marks on paper and on cloth. Thread colours

and textures entwine producing a vibrant and dynamic surface of visually mixed

tones that captivate and entrance the viewer.

Dionne sews as she draws and draws as she sews using her sewing machine as a

mark making tool. Embroidery need not be a slow, static meditation but rather

lively, vibrant and effervescent.


Gold winner of Craft & Design Magazine’s ‘Selected’ awards, textile artist,

Dionne Swift is a graduate of Goldsmith’s College. She has a masters in textiles

from UCE, Birmingham and has over 26 years of creative practice experience.

Now based in Holmfirth, Yorkshire, she exhibits and tutors internationally.