Helfa Gelf


Bethan M. Hughes

  • Textiles


Art quilts inspired by Wales' literature, history and culture and the need to tell a story.

Studio information

Family friendly Yes Wheelchair friendly No Parking nearby No Toilet access No Welsh Speaker Fluent Work for sale Yes Price range £50-£1000 Commissions accepted Yes Studio open by appointment throughout the year

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The language, culture and history of Wales, are the roots of my inspiration. The need to tell a story, to throw light on a small part of our history, and to enlighten those who do not yet know the story. Text, from poetry, song or historical documentation, is often the starting point, and I usually incorporate text into the work.

I work in the medium of fabric and stitch, producing three-layered quilts from hand-dyed, printed and inked fabric with dense machine- and hand-stitch to create texture.

I live in Rhuthun, Denbighshire.

I am not holding an open studio for 2017, but there are pieces of my work on show at Storiel, Bangor as part of the Helfa Gelf exhibition.

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