Dionne Swift studied Embroidery at Goldsmiths College, followed by a Masters at the University of Central England.
"I aim to translate my vision of the world into cloth by printing, dying and stitching at my Yorkshire based studio."
Supported by a collection of teaching qualifications, Dionne has lectured at Higher Education level for over 20 years and continues to offer a selection of creative workshops both in the UK, abroad and online
"It is an art to playfully push people forward whilst teaching them, and art that Dionne understands and practises." - Studio Student
"Fantastic experience. I learned so much. Quality and pace were just right. The workshop has really released a myriad of creative ideas and thoughts and equipped me to continue to experiment and develop new ideas for a very long time" - Studio Student
"A well paced, well resourced course. Students have a clear understanding of tasks set and are pushed to explore" – Alison Baxter, Short course coordinator West Dean College.
"Just wonderful. Thank you Dionne. This course is easy to follow, clear, concise and inspirational. I enjoyed working at my own pace and being able to watch the videos a few times to really study the techniques. I have absolutely loved screen printing and thank you for introducing me to this wonderful technique. I will definitely be doing more of your workshops both online and hopefully in your studio. Well done with this fantastic idea." - Online student
"The videos were superb – demonstrations were so clear I didn’t really need the notes although sometimes these had helpful extra suggestions. The content was excellent – the exercises could be done quite simply if necessary but there was lots of room to take them further if inspired. Plus this was the best use of Facebook I’ve seen. It has made me rethink how I use it in future – instead of just closing my account!! The feedback was just right for me – s
8 training courses found
This workshop takes place online and consists of a series of emails, videos, PDFs and blogs which will guide you through the silk screen printing process. Commencing Monday 16th March for 3 weeks.
Kick start creativity by taking part in this exciting ONLINE workshop. Monday 6th Oct - for 3 weeks Develop your drawing style and most importantly your 'perception' of drawing.
Paint with fabric and draw with a sewing machine – this is a fabulous introductory workshop to help you kick start your tactile journey. We’ll work from a floral theme and I’ll show you how to translate your imagery into a soft surface ideal for creating a cushion cover, canvas picture or similar.
Please note this workshop is based at Janome Centre, Southside, Stockport, Cheshire, SK62SP Buffet lunch is included in the price - please get in touch if you specific dietary requirements. All embellishers will be provided by Janome Free Machine Embroidery with dissolvable fabric – no need to bring a machine, or thread, or lunch – its all provided.
Tuesday 24th June 10am - 4pm Please note this workshop is based at Janome Centre, Southside, Stockport, Cheshire, SK62SP Buffet lunch is included in the price - please get in touch if you specific dietary requirements. All machines will be provided by Janome Everyone wants to run before they can walk.
ONLINE Developing Sketchbooks This workshop lasts 2 weeks and consists of a series of emails, videos and blogs which will guide you through the development of a sketchbook. By the end of the workshop you'll have a full & jam packed book full of ideas and techniques which you can refer back to again and again.
Please note this workshop is based at Janome HQ Stockport. Buffet lunch is included in the price - please get in touch if you specific dietary requirements.
Over 2 days your eyes will be opened to the spectacular world of Embroidered Art: Kirsty Allsop said ‘machine embroidery is the crack cocaine of the textile world’ – she’s hooked & you will be too!! The thread is your paint, the machine your brushes! Using free machine embroidery discover new techniques to develop texture and colour mixing – create depth and stunning compositions in stitch. Create reference samples and develop a significant finished piece – learn all my hints, tips and secrets to successful stitchery!! Please note this workshop is based at Janome Centre, Southside, Stockport, Cheshire, SK62SP Buffet lunch is included in the price – please get in touch if you specific dietary requirements.