To the market

First Friday is Station Steamer day at Central Station in Newcastle. It’s always a good day but a crazy rush to get there.

The general business of the Station means we can only set up from 9 and trade from 10, and as I’m not usually there til 9.30 after doing the school run, well let’s say I’ve earned my elevenses! 

The market is right by the Station clock so we’re good and central, around 20 stalls of gorgeous North East art, craft and design.

So many people come through the Station meaning trade is usually brisk, this time people were loving my new work, especially High Strung Hills and Gallamaufrey- so much so that Gallamaufrey sold before lunchtime! 

So that’s me off to do more sketches and prep new work then! I’m really pleased by the response to the new work, people like the colour I’m developing with my hand dyed fabrics- and the birds seem to go down well too! 

I’m developing new pieces all the time now, in preparation for a couple of big events next year- more details later on this! My poor sewing machines are constantly whirring away- I’ll have to treat them to a service soon! 

I did do a little early Christmas shopping too whilst I was at the Steamer – thanks to the lovely Cath Hodson – one of her new laser cut birds is now hanging in my ‘Aviary’ porch and Jina Gelder’s animal artworks are so vivacious I couldn’t resist! 

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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