12 January 2019

Happy New Year!

2019 has brought new ideas for projects, the main one being to make panels for two rather nice metal 3 fold screens. With these in mind I visited Beckford Silk in the Cotswolds before Christmas to buy 1/2 metre lengths of various colours to experiment with, some of this fabric will also come in handy for making small samples ready for two Nuno Felting Workshops that I have been asked to run this year. Whilst at this wonderful Silk shop I found 4 long scarf seconds with William Morris prints, well being a big William Morris & Arts & Crafts fan these just had to go into my shopping bag! I am now considering using them to make up the nuno felted panels and then to stitch some of the pattern outlines. - Watch this space!!

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23 September 2018

Well, I have been accepted for Made by Hand in Cardiff at City Hall on 2nd to 4th November, and having been on the reserve list I now have a stand, no pressure! Lots of stock now has to be made in a rather short time.

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The botanical printed vest is now finished and the silk noil fabric has a lovely soft drapy feel to it. This is the first time I have eco printed with this fabric and shall definitely be using it again. It doesn't have the same sheen as finished silks, but is still rather nice.

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Welcome to the beginning of blog posting from The Studio here at Chrysalis Art to Wear, I hope you enjoy reading updates and news on what is happening here in the lovely hills of Mid Wales.

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09 August 2018

New work in the studio. Roomy felted handbag with double internal pocket, leather handles & fastening. 26cm deep with 31cm across opening.

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As you may have noticed on the Workshop page, I organise occasional workshops at The Minerva Centre in Llanidloes. In July Jackie Cardy gave a 2 day workshop making felt pictures, there were 11 of us on the course and some lovely pieces were produced all to be worked on at home afterwards adding stitch, hand and machine, to the pieces. Here is my finished picture which I have mounted onto artists' canvas backed with black felt. Inspiration came from the Botanica book in the Kew Museum range, a really fabulous book with amazing illustrations.

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Chrissie Menzies
at the Chrysalis 'Art to Wear' Studio:
+44 (0)1938 820495
+44 (0)7980 913972

Ty Mawr Uchaf, Llanerfyl
Welshpool, SY21 0JE