16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

Textile Art Workshop with Donna Cheshire - Autumn Landscapes

Textile Art Workshop with Donna Cheshire - Autumn Landscapes


Date: Sunday 2 October 2022

Time: 10.15 - 4pm (with a break for lunch)

Location: The Biscuit Factory Gallery, Newcastle

Hosted by: Donna Cheshire

Age: Suitable for ages 16+


In this workshop we will be making expressive textile landscapes using hand dyed fabrics. We will experiment with free motion embroidery to create compositions and add detail to our images.

All materials will be provided, but if you want to bring your own sewing machine you can - it must have a darning foot and a release button for the feed teeth. (But please let us know that you will be bringing it along!)

Basic sewing machine knowledge would be useful but no previous experience of free motion embroidery is required.

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.