Wednesday, 14 November 2012

An Award Winning Week!

I was ecstatic  to receive the ‘Outstanding Artist’ award at Holmfirth Art Market  - it’s a huge vote of confidence.  A big THANK YOU to all the Art Market team and all the other lovely exhibitors and visitors too.  My prize is a free stand in June and support from the fabulous Fiona at Happy4pr.
Images copyright Michael J Oakes
Art MArket Outstanding Artist prize

A few days earlier I was proud to receive The Embroidery Magazine Prize at the Open Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Unit Twelve, Stafford – it’s wonderful that my new work is being so well received.
You can now purchase my work online  HERE and there’s a little ‘sale’ area HERE 

Monday, 5 November 2012

November's newsletter: followers offer!

For those of you not yet subscribed to my monthly newsletter - here you go!  There's a money off code for purchases on my website - valid until 1st Dec, so get shopping!!
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Happy reading, Dionne
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Dionne Swift - Textile Artist
Sky Swoop
"Movement & texture so skillfully captured in paint, print & stitch..." 'Sky Swoop' available from
Developed through a series of sketchbook developments: I love to build layers of imagery and watch their interactions.  This piece is printed with dyes, then opaque pigment finally stitched - but from the I don't always know what's going to happen.
I adore the surpise!  It keeps it fresh and exciting.
Well the 'C' word is creeping into our daily chat and I have to say I'm well prepared - well sort of.  I love to buy wonderful handmade and create gifts for my friends and family: I've been feretting away gems as I've discovered them throughout the year. [not to mention collecting a few special pieces for myself!]
At a fair/event you not only have a nice day out, you meet and chat to talented and creative individuals.  I enjoy supporting my lovely network of making friends who I see at shows and events.  It's wonderful to know who/where/how a piece has been made.  
I'd like to encourage you to enjoy that purchasing experience and enjoy buying gifts this Christmas whilst meeting the creators and discovering the story behind their work.
Buy Handmade....
Stitched landscape detail
Here are a few options where you can buy fabulous work...mine included! :-)
1st - 4th Nov Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead
There's a 241 offer HERE
I have 2 pieces exhibited in to the Contemporary Craft Open Exhibition at Jennifer Collier's gallery: Unit Twelve.  1st - 25th Nov with a PV this Saturday 3rd Nov 2-4pm
Meet me here: 10th/11th Nov Art Market in my home town of Holmfirth. It's the celebratorary 10th edition of this event - don't miss it is gonna be great - I'm making a new stand display and some brand new work!
Meet me here: 30th Nov - 2nd Dec Made by Hand is at Tredegar House, Newport, Wales. Such a beautiful location and stunning work on show. 
I'm also part of a collection of Christmas shows across the country - check out full details  HERE  and HERE  [find links to the specific events]
I hope I'll see you at some of the forthcoming events :-)
Back to the studio now - there's plenty of work to be done to get ready!

Anon...Dionne x

Dionne Swift
Textile Artist
12 Cinderhills Road
West Yorkshire
Mobile : 07974 747080
Friday 2 November 2012
Textile supplies
Overwhelmed with work I now employ my daughter, Ellis, to help out making the kits and packaging the orders for the little 'Textile Supplies' side of life - it's great to have her on board.
We have plans to create a new website for the supplies I use but in the meantime you can purchase everything HERE
I sell the items that I use: simple!
Use GIFT5%OFF to get money off all supply purchases until 1st Dec 2012
Book a workshop
'Painterly Embellishments' workshop 
The longest lasting present, that of a new skill and experience! 
Accessible Screen printing 

Work with me at this studio workshop in Sheffield: Stencils, manutex mono-prints, breakdown printing, flour paste prints
NEW: Drawing for Texiles
NEW: Free Machine Embroidery 

NEW DATE: Paintery Embellsihements
See the full line up with dates and details here.

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Another little award! :-)


I was very pleased to have my work accepted for the Open Contemporary Craft Exhibition at Jennifer Colliers Unit Twelve and even more trilled to have been awarded the Embroidery magazine award by the editor Jo Hall.
Thank you so much!
If you haven’t seen this wonderful exhibition yet please make the effort – you will be well rewarded!  It continues until 25th November.
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