“Having taught heavy machine embroidery techniques in many countries and to many students face to face and via online workshops; Dionne Swift has brought together an exciting mix of her students engagement with this technique.
36 students from 10 different countries present a varied and unique set of responses. ’30 x 30cm & covered in stitch’ were the key requirements for submissions – the results are wonderfully varied and unique. We see undulating surfaces, irregular edges, abstract and representation imagery, varying thread and stitch structures as well as enthralling colour palettes.
Most importantly this worldwide group of stitchers have come together and are united through their sewn works, through this exhibition and the group they have formed online. There, they have shared their stitchery struggles and sewing machine conundrums. The exhibition tours widely and is represented in a glorious book that illustrates work from each participant.”