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  • Landscape Drawing Online
    Landscape Drawing Online
    Tue, 16 Apr
    LIVE & Online
    16 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    LIVE & Online
    16 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
    LIVE & Online
    Full of exercises and techniques to ease you into a positive drawing practice. This online drawing session allows you to work with me from my studio without the travelling 😉
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  • Introduction to Free Machine Embroidery
    Introduction to Free Machine Embroidery
    Wed, 17 Apr
    Janome UK HQ
    17 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Janome UK HQ, Unit 1 Southside, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2SP, UK
    17 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Janome UK HQ, Unit 1 Southside, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2SP, UK
    An exciting introduction to drawing with your sewing machine using free machine embroidery.
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  • Drawing and Painting with Free Machine Embroidery
    Drawing and Painting with Free Machine Embroidery
    Tue, 23 Apr
    Janome UK HQ
    23 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 24 Apr 2024, 16:00
    Janome UK HQ, Unit 1 Southside, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2SP, UK
    23 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 24 Apr 2024, 16:00
    Janome UK HQ, Unit 1 Southside, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2SP, UK
    Let me take the fear out of Free Machine Embroidery as we spend two delightful days exploring drawing and painting with fabric and thread.
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  • Paint with Thread Summer School May 2024
    Paint with Thread Summer School May 2024
    Tue, 21 May
    Atessa
    21 May 2024, 15:30 – 27 May 2024, 08:30
    Atessa, 66041 Atessa, Province of Chieti, Italy
    21 May 2024, 15:30 – 27 May 2024, 08:30
    Atessa, 66041 Atessa, Province of Chieti, Italy
    Draw with a needle, paint with thread and discover in the beautiful region of Abruzzo, central Italy....what could be better?
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Workshops

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"Bought a couple of Dionne's drawings as a birthday treat to myself .... & they are wonderful! Conjure all the magnificence & beauty of the Alps in Dionne's flowing lines. Colours very much as shown on website (don't know how you manage that Dionne). Many thanks!"

Francine, France

3 Decades of Artistic Journey

With over 30 years of experience in creating, exhibiting, and teaching, I bring a wealth of expertise to my craft.

I specialised in Textiles and Machine Embroidery at Goldsmith's College, London University [BA Hons] and have a Masters in Textiles from UCE, Birmingham.  I have taught in a plethora of educational environments and supported numerous creative businesses.

My work is not only a personal exploration but also a contribution to the broader discourse on the intersection of art and craftsmanship.

Artist & Maker

In my creative world, "drawing the line" takes on a dual meaning. It's the starting point of every creation, an intentional act of observing and drawing that forms the backbone of my artistic vision.

 

It's also an invitation - a call to explore the boundaries between mediums, where pencil lines can transform into stitched threads and then, into delicate silver jewellery.

Semantics often confuse art/craft/design & making: I am all of these, but none of them without drawing.

Drawing helps me make sense of the world.  All my work stems from observational drawing, without it there is no direction.

Making is a meditation: I get lost in its rhythm...yet I work with speed infusing my creations with vitality and energy.

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Diary Dates

Dates for your diary...

Tilly & Primrose Artisan Markets
Leeds Corn Exchange
Sunday 25th April 10.30 - 3.30pm

Open Studio

Holmfirth Artweek Fringe
Mill Race, Dobb Lane, Holmfrith
West Yorkshire HD9 2PE
Sat 6th  - Wed 10th July 10 - 4pm

Selected Space Sheffield

Persistence Works 
21 Brown Street Sheffield S1 2BS
12 - 14th July 10 - 5pm

Other workshops

If you'd like me to work with your group [either online or in-person] please get in touch to discuss the options

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4th - 10th April 2024

Fibre Arts Australia

Ballarat, Melbourne

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Impressions of Colour and Texture 

27th & 28th April 2024 

Just Hands On Retreat 

Hogs Back, Farnham UK

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Painting with Thread

6th - 8th June 2024

Hawar

Netherlands

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