It’s been a proggy mat kind of Summer…

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So September is here again. It always feels a bit like New Year to me – I think it’s part throw back to having been a teacher and part having school age kids. So, new beginnings, new plans and on we go.

The pictures show the proggy rug project I’m involved in, incorporating pupils’ drawings in the design for three large panels that will hang in the school entrance. Having got parents and children started with it they are now very motivated and I’m looking forward to seeing the first completed panel very soon!

With my own artwork, I’ve been doing some sketchbook work, and have been inspired by the work of the Glasgow Girls, especially Joan Eardley; collage and mark making caught my imagination at an exhibition in Kirkudbright. I’ll post some pictures of new pieces soon- oh and I’ll try and finish the pieces that have been delayed by all the workshop and art tour activity!

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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