Together Like an Orchestra with Dionne Swift
Classes with Dionne Swift • Educational, G, 27-Apr-2023
Dionne Swift discusses how she creates her Orchestra of threads, colours and machine.
Explicitly mentioning the importance of the quality of threads.
As the elements come together, these guide her work seeing the machine embroidery as a voyage of discovery.
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