Helfa Gelf


Helen Melvin

  • Mixed Media,
  • Textiles


Helen Melvin paints with naturally dyed fibres, machine & hand stitch to create landscapes of the North Wales Countryside. Visit her dye studio & walk round the dye garden to the summer house gallery showcasing Pictures, unique Artisan Inks, Dye books & innovative Kits  for the textile artist and crafts person.

Directions to studio

studio is 3 minutes from the A541 in Aberwheeler just off the B5429 opposite the side of the chapel 

Studio information

Family friendly Wheelchair friendly Parking nearby Toilet access Welsh Speaker Work for sale Price range 1-50-1500 Commissions accepted

Contact & address Details

Blaen Waen Bodfari Denbighshire LL164BT


Studio Opening Times

September 2018 Times:
Opening Times: 11am - 5pm
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    Late Friday Opening Days:
    Opening Times: 7pm - 9pm
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Helen Melvin is a textile artist who, for the last twenty years, has explored ways of painting with naturally dyed fibres and fabric creating fine felt with complex colours and textured surfaces. Like a medieval artists she makes her own colours using plants grown in her own dye garden and her own range of Artisan inks.

Each picture takes a long time to produce as first all the fibres ad fabric have to be dyed and then turned into layers of textured complex felt with machine and hand stitch. Consequently they are currently only exhibited in her own summer house gallery at Helfa Gelf alongside the innovative and unique Natural Dye inks, dyed fibres and innovative Dye Kits. Helen has also written and self published four books on natural dyeing.

Her gallery of work can be seen at http://www.fieryfelts.co.uk or learn about her dyeing experiences by following her increasingly popular facebook page https//m.facebook.com/fieryfelts/

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