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. Dionne uses the scale, emotion, and energy of Landscapes to inspire energetic drawings and textiles. Dionne specialises in creating observational stitching, she sews as she draws and draws as she sews - using her sewing machine as a mark making tool. She believes that embroidery need not be a slow, static meditation but a lively, vibrant, and effervescent one.