Walking is translated into drawing which is translated into stitch….this stitched brooch is a miniature, wearable, contemporary embroidery. Wear it with pride on a lapel, favourite dress or jumper. You will be carrying your artwork with you wherever you go and spreading some textile joy across the land!!
This Golden Light brooch was developed from images taken across the Yorkshire Moors as the wonderful golden sunlight caught the hillsides.
Back in the studio I further developed my ideas, playing with colours and responding the the mark making in my drawings – I moved onto my sewing machines where I can explored a variety of stitches and textures. I like to use free machine embroidery with cotton, viscose and sometimes woollen threads – the base fabric is cotton.
The brooch is slightly padded to make it stand out and has a brooch pin stitched to the reverse. Stitched brooches make ideal gifts for someone special!
If you would like a particular landscape celebrated in stitched brooch form, then please get in touch and I shall get whizzing on my machine!
Size: approx. 5 x 5cm square : Each brooch is coated with scotchguard to help protect it, but they are very hardy and mine have often ended up going through the washing machine while still attached to a garment: they come out looking glorious!!!
Dionne Swift 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 or on cloth. Colours and textures entwine to produce vibrant and dynamic surfaces with tones visually mixing and revealing themselves hence captivating and entrancing the viewer.
Award winning Textile Artist: Dionne Swift is a graduate of Goldsmith’s College, she has a Masters in Textiles from UCE, Birmingham and has over 28 years of creative practice experience. Now based in Holmfirth, Yorkshire, she exhibits and tutors internationally.
‘Dionne Swift’s engaging and innovative work commands huge respect from her peers as well as from other professionals and the public. Her great skill and extensive knowledge of her materials, techniques and processes are leading to exciting synergies. She not only breaks boundaries but admits to ignoring them, the results showing an uncompromising integrity.’ [Melissa Warren: Textile Artist]