Springtime and Beach Huts forming

It may officially be Spring but it’s still pretty chilly up North, flowers are braving the cold, just hope there’s not a late frost!

Magnolia Stellata
Magnolia Stellata

I’m developing some more beach hut pieces (hoping to encourage warmer weather!) This one, Sandy Bay, is almost ready to go to Etsy. I’ve used a combination of machine and hand stitch with applique and needle felting. The little hut sits on a shingle and sand beach with gentle waves lapping at the shore, the bunting is up but, being a British beach hut the clouds aren’t too far behind – but what’s a beach hut for if not to provide shelter, and refreshments in the Great British Summer;)


Sandy Bay Peek Inside!

Sandy Bay                                            Peek Inside!

It will be joined by two others, Sole Bay *see below* and the Lobster Pot. On each one, the door of the beach hut can be opened to show a little scene inside:)

Sole Bay
Sole Bay – the textile so far and its original sketch
Somewhere to sit and watch the sea..
Somewhere to sit and watch the sea..


Published by Donna Cheshire Textiles

I am a professional textile artist specializing in Appliqué and Free Motion machine stitching. In order to create a unique colour palette, I hand dye my own fabrics and then use these to create the landscapes and coastal scenes recorded in my sketchbook. I often incorporate recycled or vintage fabrics in my work - they add meaning to the story the work is telling. I love being so close to the Northumbrian coast and countryside and I especially like taking time walk and draw these stunning landscapes

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