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Going Feet Gets

DIONNE SWIFT textile artist

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I've restocked my Stitched Brooches - take a look HERE Hello! So some days are better than others, right? We've got to hold on tighter to the good ones at the moment. I had an amazing 24 hours at the start of this week.... Before Christmas I had signed up as a volunteer to help out at the location Covid Vaccination centre - "Let's make this a quick and efficient as possible" I thought. Well, the rest of Holmfirth must have had the same idea & the list of volunteers was vast, my chance to help out was dashed. Yet, after several months, I finally got a call - this was my chance to don a Hi Vis jacket and direct some traffic. Some true purpose to life YAY!!! On Monday morning the sun shone as I marched along the river into the village - by chance, I met a friend along the way so I had the bonus of a chat while we walked. I was ridiculously excited to be doing something different. Turns out I'm genius at saying 'park in the bays at the end' & smiling with my eyes - my glee could not be contained...and did I mention the sun was out? I had to take my padded coat off at one stage! Allan my co-volunteer was the cheeriest chappie I've met in a long long time, he even dished out the Cadbury's Cream Eggs! Amazing! So how could this scenario get any better? Dad always said "going feet gets" - you get out there and do good stuff and good stuff will come right back at ya. I had no idea that being a volunteer qualified my for a vaccination: I was given a little letter with a link to make an appointment and I cried, I was totally overcome. What a beautiful, beautiful gift. I had my vaccination the following day, I'm giddy with delight and relief. [minimal side effects :-)] "Going feet gets"


Stitched Brooches I have 're-stocked' my online shop with these little beauties. HERE Small wearable stitched Artworks...each one based on a larger composition yet unique in their own right. They arrive boxed and wrapped in brightly coloured tissue and if it's a present I will send directly to the recipient with a hand written gift card :-) [one of my own hand made ones!] An ideal Mother's Day Gift!!!


Golden Field Sew Along Discover the thoughts and direction behind this piece and create your own hand stitched version, during a relaxed and informal Sew Along Wednesday 21st April 10am Friday 23rd April 3pm This time I have a range of 'kit options' Go 'digital' if you are outside the UK



A Life Long Gift "I bought the print and repeat book I absolutely love it. Is a great technique, inspirational and reference book. I was looking for a refresher on the mono-print and I got so much more thank you Dionne you got me creating again." Rossana Is it time to find some inspiration and that 'get up and go'? Maybe PRINT & REPEAT could be the nudge you need? or send it as a gift and I'll add a personal message and wrap in tissue I'm nearly out of Devore DVDs, they come free with the book atm! - 'until stocks last!'


Hi Vis has never been the look I've been going for - I look shocking but I'm smiling and so so happy to be of use. I hope I've been able to bring a little cheer to you today :-) If you get a chance to check out my website, you'll see its had a bit a of a face-lift. As well as a projects page, I've added a 'chat' section at the bottom in case you are stuck or baffled by anything - I'll try and help as soon as I can. Happy Weekend Everyone x Dionne x


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