My work aims to celebrate stitch as a true artistic medium: thread as paint, needles as brushes… translating life, visions and travels. I search for landscapes and environments with a heightened sense of emotion. Drawing on observations and energy from the landscape completely underpins my creativity.
I use free machine embroidery, working at 1600 stitches per minute – it’s fast, furious and often physically hard work: it’s not a relaxing, sedatary pastime for me I am very physically involved and engaged in every moment and every stitch.
“I am the conductor of a creative orchestra entwining my materials, machines and processes in perfect harmony”.
Dionne Swift is an international textile Artist and Tutor based across Yorkshire and Abruzzo, Italy. Having studied at Goldsmith’s College, Dionne works with passion, intuition and compulsion to find a voice through textiles.