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Face coverings in my new Etsy shop

I have opened a new Etsy shop, and have listed some face coverings/masks there.  

I have made them from vintage fabrics and from vibrant coloured fabrics.  

This vintage one was made from Greeff “Bird of Paradise”  I hope you like it 🙂

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/813327146/fitted-mask-from-vintage-fabric-a-bright?ref=shop_home_active_3&cns=


instagram – elliefiddesartist

I was hoping in this all singing, all dancing, linked up world that I would somehow be able to link up my WordPress blog with my Instagram account, but unfortunately not to be 😦  At least not as yet.

So for the meantime you can find my latest pictures on instagram 

https://www.instagram.com/elliefiddesartist/

and also on my facebook page

Ellie Fiddes The Artist@EllieFiddesArt


YARN BOMBING!

Ever since I heard of it I have wanted to have a go at yarnbombing. So when The Fit O’ The Toon Community Association in Arbroath decided to have a go at doing some at Danger Point, I join them.

It’s a lot of creative fun getting together once a week with a group of lovely creative people, who chose the name the Wooly Workers.

The bombing targets are the restored drying green poles, lampposts, gateways and other street furniture in the immediate area. The full installation is due to go up at the end of May and will stay in place for a couple of weeks.

There are lots of inspired works already completed or in progress. We now have a facebook group where you can catch up on progress and the latest news of the installation of the bombing!  https://www.facebook.com/woollyworkers/

 

 

 

 


TUNISIAN CROCHET WORKSHOPS COMING THIS SUMMER

There has been a massive upsurge in interest in Tunisian Crochet this year.  So in response to requests to teach it I am currently setting up workshops in June and July to pass on this skill. 

Tunisian crochet is sometimes called Afghan Crochet or Tricot.  It is easy to learn, and you don’t need any prior knowledge of crochet to start. 

I will post details as soon as each workshop is finalised.  Please watch this space for information!

Here are some examples of how to turn a small piece of work into a pretty bracelet.  

 


ALYTH CREATES 24-26 MAY – FUN WITH FREESTYLE CROCHET

ALYTH CREATES

 

Crochet is a wonderful pliable way to work with yarn.
I will be in Alyth Town Hall over the weekend demonstrating some tips for getting started.
Here is a wee example.  I wasn’t terribly impressed with this motif and initially laid it aside.  I then decided to add some surface crochet and changed the look entirely!

 

You can download the full Alyth Creates guide here :-

https://www.alythartsandcraftsguild.co.uk/section855514.html?fbclid=IwAR25l90illrVxoUSH_RouAykfSU3JPBiuzV7OnwNf64q929WPOAyvU60EiA

 

 


EVENING CLASSES IN INVERGOWRIE – START 22 APRIL


My crochet evening classes start again in Invergowrie Hall on 22 April, and has had a lot of interest. There are only two places left, so don’t delay if you want one!    The course costs £45 for 10 weeks. To enrol, please visit the CACE website.  

Therapeutic Art of Crochet – Monday

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HARRIS ACADEMY EVENING CLASSES – START 1 MAY

What a lovely turnout last night at the Harris Academy for enrolment for the Summer Term evening classes. There are just a couple of places left in my crochet class, and they can now be booked online through the HERA website. Price £43 for 9 weeks.
https://heradundee.org/online-booking/


Spring is coming.

Sun is shining. Wee coffee break doodle 🙂


CROCHET CLASSES – HARRIS ACADEMY DUNDEE

It’s time to sign up for autumn evening classes. 

There are only two weeks to go until HERA’s Enrolment Night in Harris Academy on Wednesday 29th August from 6-7.30 pm.

Therapeutic Crochet is a ten week course covering all the basics.   

Learners are able to work at their own rate.

You can move on to your own project if you wish, with expert tutor support on hand as needed. 

The classes run on a Wednesday.  


Funaday Dundee 2018

I took part in Funaday Dundee in January. The exhibition is this coming weekend – come along and see what I did – and see lots of everybody else’s fun too.

https://www.facebook.com/events/714965872039530/?ti=cl


RECENT PHOTOS

Here are some quick pix I took of a freeform crochet wall hanging I recently completed.  More to come later 🙂

 

 


RECENT PHOTOS

Here are some quick pix I took of a freeform crochet wall hanging I recently completed.  More to come later 🙂

 

 


CROCHET EVENING CLASSES 2018, HARRIS ACADEMY, DUNDEE

Spring term is here!  The enrolment evening for Spring 2018 is on Thurdsay January 17th in Harris Academy, Dundee.     These classes are due to run again during the Spring Term.   Enrolment night is on January 17th at Harris Academy from 18.00 – 19.30.  For more details please visit Harris Education and Recreation Association –

https://www.facebook.com/HERAdundee/


CROCHET EVENING CLASSES 2018, INVERGOWRIE

During the Autumn I tutored a crochet class run by Carse Association for Continuing Education in Invergowrie.    I had a lovely time working with a keen group of students.    These classes are due to run again in January.   To learn more about CACE classes and to enrol, go to their website 

http://www.caceclasses.co.uk/category/news-items/


CROCHET EVENING CLASSES 2018, HARRIS ACADEMY, DUNDEE

During the Autumn I tutored a crochet class at the Harris Academy in Dundee.  I had a lovely groups of students who were a delight to work with.   These classes are due to run again during the Spring Term.   Enrolment night is on January 17th at Harris Academy at 

Looking forward to 2018 these classes are set to run again.  The enrolment night will be on 17 January.  Watch their facebook page for more details.

https://www.facebook.com/HERAdundee/


MAVERICKS ART CRAFT GROUP – YULETIDE FAIR 2 and 3 DECEMBER

The Mavericks Art Craft Group are holding a  Yuletide Fair on 2 & 3 December.   This event is being hosted by Amy Mason at her Bluebird Arts Premises. 

If your looking for something delightfully creative and hand-made you will find plenty to choose from here – including some of mine 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/events/1135794056564465/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

You can find out more about Bluebird Arts by visiting Amy’s facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/BluebirdartattheMill/


WINTER EXHIBITION/CHRISTMAS SHOPPING WEEKEND – 2nd & 3rd DECEMBER

Come along to the Mavericks Art Group event on 2nd and 3rd December. My artwork will be in there too.

Hosted by Amy Mason, at her beautiful studio, Bluebird Arts, it is an opportunity to see and buy work by many talented artists and crafters, in a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1749197878717534/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%22108%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D


PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT

My most recent artwork – for sale at Hallgreen Castle.

Princess of the Night

 She used to be an iron horse twenty years ago


Used to bring the mail to me through the ice and snow

I sat alone and watched her steaming through the night

Ninety tons of thunder riding up the sky

 

She was the Princess of the Night


We saw the writing on the wall

She was the Princess of the Night

I’d take a ride across the sky, sky, sky, sky

Inspired by lyrics from Saxon

 

 


NEOS AT HALLGREEN CASTLE OPEN UNTIL SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER

WE did have fun dressed up in mediaeval garb for the opening night of NEOS at Hallgreen Castle. You can always spot the artists in the Great Hall when you come up to view our work – we will be here until Sunday 17th!


CROCHET WORKSHOPS AND EXHIBITION DURING NEOS 9-17 SEPTEMBER

It’s getting nearer every day!  As a member of the Mavericks Art Group I will be at Hallgreen Castle on Saturday, 9th, Saturday 16th, and Sunday 17th,  exhibiting my work and giving demonstrations of crochet.  

There is also a huge amount of delightful work by other artists and more demonstrations.  

For full details see Mavericks Art@MavericksArtGroup. 

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HARRIS ACADEMY, DUNDEE – THERAPEUTIC ART OF CROCHET CLASS

There has been a good uptake for my crochet class, so it will run from next week.

Still a couple of places left, in fact most classes still have one or two spaces.

If interested in any of them please contact Liz Allardice direct on 01382 435827, or email liz.allardice@dundeecity.gov.uk


HARRIS ACADEMY CLASSES FULL DETAILS

Harris Academy evening classes 26 April to 28 June


Alyth

Alyth Creates a 3-day festival 26 – 28 May

WORKSHOPS! Ever wanted to crochet and no idea how to start? Or do you know the basics and want to learn different techniques..? I am a contemporary crochet artist and tutor. I will be running a series of workshops through Fri, Sat & Sun 26-28 May at the Alyth Festival.

Each day there is a BEGINNERS workshop 10am – 2pm, advanced in the afternoon 2pm – 4pm. I cater for left-handers. £10 per class. 

 

SPECIALIST WORKSHOPS – £15 per class.

Fri pm – BROOMSTICK CROCHET Worked on a broomstick! This simple method creates loose fabric which has many uses. Why not start with a simple scarf?
Sat pm – HAIRPIN CROCHET Traditionally made on a shell hairpin this work grows quickly.
Sunday pm – AFGHAN CROCHET Working on an elongated hook this work sits somewhere between knitting and crochet. Quick and easy to learn, produces fabric from firm to lacy.
Contact Ellie on 01307 466354 to book.  

You can pay me easily through Paypal at  https://www.paypal.me/EllieFiddes


FORFAR CLASSES END OF COURSE

Big well done to the learners at the F.A.C.E Woolcraft Class in Forfar for all their work!  So good to see people learning according to their own interests.  Thank you for permission to share your work.

Big thanks to F.A.C.E. (Forfar Assocation of Continuing Education) committee for their tireless work setting up their classes.   Follow them on facebook to keep up to date with the classes on offer next session.

https://www.facebook.com/Forfar.FACE/?fref=ts