A Borderer, a shepherd’s daughter, a city dweller, an adventurer, an experimenter and insatiably curious.
From a background in Community Arts, I love exploring new ideas and my work constantly changes.
I currently work mainly in textiles, with a strong influence from historical/fantasy costume. I have recently discovered the joys of spinning, and have started creating my own yarns from the raw fleece to incorporate into my work.
I am a qualified, experienced Community Education Worker and also have an HND in Contemporary Arts Practice.
I am gradually spending more time focusing on my own artwork, rather than working with others to develop their skills.
I am an Arts Worker producing contemporary artwork and original freeform crochet, and delivering workshops and courses. This summer I am delivering Tunisian crochet workshops, as this has recently had a resurgence in popularity! For more information see elliefiddes.com, or Ellie Fiddes the Artist@EllieFiddesArt on facebook. Thank you!