Chrysalis Art to Wear is the outlet for Textile Artist Chrissie Menzies & the Studio is situated on their small farm in the middle of the Welsh Hills in Powys, Wales UK & started in 2006.
I work mainly in felt using wet felting techniques to produce a range of bags, rucksacks, fingerless gloves, wraps, scarves & Art Collars. I also Eco Print onto wool & silk scarves using leaves from my own & my friends’ gardens. Colour & texture are my main inspirations. Hand embroidery is added to some of my work as well as machine embroidery.
I belong to a felting group in Wales, the International Felters Association & two local embroidery groups. I am also a member of the Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Crafts & attend selling & exhibition events with them.
I also run occasional workshops in felting at the Minerva Centre in Llanidloies, and tutor workshops for Guilds & groups.
Felting has so many possibilities so you never stop learning.