Chica Chimu, Designer textiles, Needle felting kits, Needle felting, Hand printed textiles, Felt kits

Wool Sculptures

Wool Sculptures

Wool Paintings

Wool Paintings

Vessels

Vessels

Scarves

Scarves

Jewellery and Accessories

Jewellery and Accessories

Needle Felting Kits

Needle Felting Kits

Block Printing

Block Printing

Welcome to the website of Chica Chimu. Established in England 2012, my small designer textiles business is all about quality, contemporary design and a touch of the exotic. My background in fine art and textiles has led me to where I am now. I love creating beautiful objects in luxurious natural materials and fibres. More than that, I take great pleasure in showing others how to do it too! My many years experience in teaching has led me to produce an exciting range of workshops that I run at particular times through the year, keep an eye on the 'Workshops' page for a list of forthcoming classes. 

 

It's been a busy couple of years and in all honesty they've turned out a little different to how I'd imagined they would! But isn't that life! 2013 saw the launch of my designer ‘butterfly collection’ needle felting kits, (see 'Products' page), and in 2014 I discovered nuno felting, a beautiful technique that involves combining wool with a fabric (mainly silk) in order to make a very light weight textile. 

 

I'm continuously exploring new ways of working and I love experimenting with new techniques to produce exciting textiles. 

 

I hope you enjoy browsing through my website. 

 

Gina Dunford.

Fibre Artist and Felt Maker