Dionne Swift is an award winning contemporary Textile Artist exhibiting and teaching throughout Cheshire and beyond. She graduated from Goldsmith’s College London with a BA Hons in Textiles, holds a Masters in Textiles as well as a series of teaching qualifications.
Inspired by the vast scale and overwhelming atmosphere of the landscape Dionne draws intuitively with oils and graphite on paper. Using a sewing machine she translates drawn marks into thread and stitch on cloth; developing sumptuous textural wall pieces that explore the energetic gestural mark making of her drawings.
Born from this she also sells a collection of handmade painted and stitched lampshades and has collaborated with Tone Von Krogh Ceramics to produce shades for her beautiful ceramic lamp bases.
Commissions are welcomed and Dionne will be available throughout the show to discuss all the possibilities.
As an established tutor Dionne runs a series of Masterclasses at Janome HQ [Stockport] where you can come and learn how to get creative with your sewing machine.
Tone and Dionne will be exhibiting together at Simply Cheshire.