Helfa Gelf 2018

Eight members of Chimera are joining together to take part in Helfa Gelf in September.

We make mixed-media textile art, hand & machine embroidery, needle felt & wet felt
and jewellery

Open Friday 14th, Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th September 2018
11am to 5pm
Trelawnyd Memorial Hall
London Road, Trelawnyd, Flintshire, LL18 6DN


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Textiles in Transit – the finished books

Twelve books, twelve themes, twelve people, 144 textile pieces

(click on any image to enlarge)

Pauline’s book – Seasons


Alison Reynolds Book – Shape

Sue Gilchrist’s book – Serendipity

Alison Corfield – Line

Ronny White – Tactile

Di Fenn – Coast

Moya McCarthy – Apertures

Chris Jones – Metallic

Mary Southeran – Sea and Sky

Susanne Owen – Barrier


Anita Kumar – Leaves



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Exhibition at Theatre Clwyd, Mold


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Textiles in Transit

We have each started a sketchbook, with an individual theme. These are going to move around our group with each of us adding something to every book. It can follow the theme in any way you choose, here are the starting points for each book:-

Alison C – Line

Alison C 1

Alison C 2

Alison C 3

Alison C 4


Di – Coast

Di 1

Di 2

Di 3

Di 4

Pauline – Seasons

Pauline 1

Pauline 2

Pauline 3

Pauline 4

Pauline 5

Sue – Serendipity

Sue 1

Sue 2

Sue 3

Sue 4

Sue 5

Sue 6


Jane – Communication

Jane 1

Jane 2

Chris – Metallic


Chris 1

Chris 2

Chris 3

Anita – Leaves

Anita 1

Moya – Apertures

Moya 1

Moya 2

Moya 3

Moya 4

Moya 5

Moya 6

Moya 7

Moya 8

Moya 9

Moya 10

Susanne – Barrier

Susanne 1

Susanne 2

Susanne 3

Susanne 4

Susanne 5

Alison R – Shape

Alison R 1

Alison R 2

Alison R 3

Alison R 4

Alison R 6

Mary – Sky

Mary 1

Mary 2

Mary 3

Mary 4

Ronny – Tactile

Ronny 1

Ronny 2

Ronny 3

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Cards for Christmas 2016

A lovely selection of cards made this year… Merry Christmas from everyone!

Chimera Christmas cards 2016

Chimera Christmas cards 2016

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Forthcoming Exhibition at the Willow Gallery Oswestry

Group members are busy finishing off pieces for our exhibition at The Willow Gallery at Oswestry.

The exhibition is jointly between Chimera and sister textile Group ConText and will show an exciting range of varied work including dyed textiles, modern lace, felt, mixed media and stitch.  The exhibition runs from 1st – 30th July 2016.

A preview of some of the work

P1070399 P1070400 P1070398 pauline 1 pauline 3 pauline 4 pauline 6 pauline 2More to follow….

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Discharge printing and more

The last couple of sessions at Chimera we’ve been experiementing with discharge printing using dishwasher liquid. Some great results below, you can click on any of the images to see it bigger.



And a few other things this week being worked on…







Sue G






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