New work developing

I’ve been concentrating on smaller landscape pieces this week – here’s some pics…

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These are preparation for ‘Along the Way’ a piece inspired by journeys through Scotland. I love the way houses and farmsteads hunker down amidst the hills. Often the trees look blasted and twisted by the wind and rain, forming shapes that stand out against the skyline as if they are stitching the clouds to the hills.

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Here it’s nearly complete but needs those trees to be added in. I’ve added texture with machine and hand stitching using wonderful Oliver Twist threads. The dry stone wall combines stitch with needle felted wool blanket fabric.

And here’s the final piece available now at Etsy

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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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