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Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

Learn how to create textile art with Donna Cheshire at The Biscuit Factory. Image shows a hand embroidered scene of a blue beach hut on a yellow and green background

Textile Art Workshop with Donna Cheshire - Beach Hut


Date: Saturday 09 July 2022

Time: 10.15am - 4pm with a break 12.30-1.30

Location: The Biscuit Factory Gallery, Newcastle

Hosted by: Donna Cheshire


Who dreams of having their own beach hut by the sea? The perfect place to warm up after a dip, to make a cuppa, or to sip a glass of something lovely as the sun goes down. In this workshop you will get to make your own little scene, customising the weather and location of your dream beach hut. Using scraps of fabric, lace and embellishments you will create a small piece of textile art using some hand stitching. Your beach hut will be stitched onto recycled card and hung from a piece of driftwood. Textile artist Donna Cheshire, will guide you through the process and show you how to add textile embellishments to make your scene unique. All materials will be provided but it might be good to have photos of your favourite beach for inspiration!

Donna Cheshire

Donna Cheshire is a textile artist investigating the power that the natural landscape has to ground, nurture and strengthen us. Working with appliqué, hand dyed & machine stitched fabric, embellished with hand stitches Donna produces textile art with an expressive, painterly feel. She studied textile design to Masters level and continues to develop her work through sketchbook explorations and sampling.

As a qualified teacher, Donna worked for many years teaching Art & Design to post 16 students. She now combines her own practice with work as a freelance tutor.
Having grown up ‘down South’ Donna has moved progressively Northwards. The landscape and coastline of the North East and Scotland have become pivotal to her practice.

Further information

All participants will receive an emailed booking confirmation and a reminder email close to the event - please check junk folders.

Payment is required upon booking. Cancellations made up to 2 weeks prior to the workshop date are eligible for a full refund. 

Within two weeks of the workshop date places can be transferred into another name nominated by the attendee, or transferred to a future date. 

Participants are encouraged to arrive around 10-15 minutes ahead of their workshop.

There is parking on site and we have 2 free overflow car parks on Bermondsey Street and opposite at The Holy Biscuit.