I am a Textile Artist specialising in free machine embroidery, at the heart of my practice is a commitment to drawing, observing and reacting to my environment.

I feel deeply rooted in process and search for an honesty in my making. I aim to be true to my materials, seeking to extract and enhance their natural potential.


Making is a mediation: I get lost in its rhythm...yet I work with speed and my work offers vitality and energy.

I have been creating, exhibiting and teaching for over 30 years; I specialised in Textiles and Machine Embroidery at Goldsmith's College, London University [BA Hons] and UCE, Birmingham [Masters]

Image ©Adrian James 

Dionne Swift Machine Embroidery Artist and Tutor in her studio