Observe and Stitch: Landscapes Masterclass

Love to draw and stitch? Join our latest virtual masterclass and learn more about how to translate your ideas of landscapes into paper and cloth.

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We’re excited to announce a new masterclass for you to learn at home with artist Dionne Swift, as she takes you on an intimate creative journey – developing your powers of observation, while discovering more of the world around you by seeking out new modes of drawing and mark making. This 10 part virtual course will help you to find an honesty in your creative practice through a deep connection with Landscape.

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This masterclass is perfect for those curious as to how they might develop their creative work, and those with a desire to find truth, focus and independence in their work. Dionne guides you in finding your unique creative process, including how to lose yourself in your artwork, translating drawings into textiles.

In this masterclass series, you’ll learn:

  • To encourage & enable confidence in your individual creative process.
  • To illustrate a new dialogue through observation and acute awareness of subject.
  • To illustrate a direct correlation between observation, drawing and translation to textiles.
  • Discover that process is everything – it’s that intimate connection between you and your subject that offers profound substance to this endeavour.
  • Indulge in the moment, in the act of making and observing work on paper and on cloth.

Book your place now

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Your class details

When: On demand masterclass – join in in your own time

Where: This is an online masterclass – hosted by Immediate Live

Cost: £105

How long? 10 hours, spread over 10 sessions to talk you through every aspect of quilt making


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If you have any questions or issues booking or joining the masterclass, please email us at  masterclasses@immediate.co.uk

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Your class host

Dionne uses the scale, emotion and energy of Landscapes to inspire energetic drawings and textiles. The power of the elements: wind, rain, sea are translated into layers of intuitive marks: on paper and on cloth.  Thread colours and textures entwine to produce a vibrant and dynamic surface with tones visually mixing and revealing themselves hence captivating and entrancing the viewer. Dionne sews as she draws, draws as she sews – using her sewing machine as a mark making tool. Embroidery need not be a slow, static meditation but lively, vibrant and effervescent.

Gold winner of Craft & Design Magazine’s SELECTED awards Textile Artist: Dionne Swift is a graduate of Goldsmith’s College, London University, she has a Masters in Textiles from UCE, Birmingham and has over 30 years of creative practice experience. Now based in Holmfirth, Yorkshire, she exhibits and tutors internationally.

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