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Art Craft Finder virtual market .. open til 27 June

Hi, take a look here to see my latest work for sale, along with that of other Mavericks Art Craft Group members 🙂

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Pop-Up Shop! Edzell 10 – 16 May

Hi there,

I will be taking part in Edzell in a Pop-up shop with 7 other lovely artists.

There will be a choice selection of pottery and paintings, jewellery, glass and textiles, all direct from the artist! Come along and pay us a visit 🙂


MY NEXT 5 WEEK COURSE STARTS SOON – STILL TIME TO ENROL

The first class is on Monday 18th January at 7.00pm. To enrol go to CACE website at this link https://www.caceclasses.co.uk/product/therapeutic-art-of-crochet-online-monday/

This short course suits an adventurous beginner or intermediate level learner. You need to be able to do 3 basic stitches, chain, double crochet and treble. You will learn working with American and British stitch terminology, working with gauge, some useful techniques and stitches, and some hacks to improve look of work and speed of working. You will need a selection of colours all in Double Knitting weight of yarn, and a range of 3-5mm hooks. Style-Craft yarn is recommended because it has a large range of colours, is cheap and readily available and washes well.

Square using a number of techniques

CHECK OUT MY NEXT 10 WEEK CROCHET COURSE AT HARRIS ACADEMY!

Please Note:
Course enrolment for this block opens 13/01/2021 and closes 20/01/2021…

Classes commence remotely via Zoom, Wednesday 27/01/2021, 18:30pm – 20:30pm for 10 weeks until 31/03/2021.

This short course suits an adventurous beginner or intermediate level learner.  You need to be able to do 3 basic stitches, chain, double crochet and treble.

You will learn working with American and British stitch terminology, working with gauge, some useful techniques and stitches, and some hacks to improve look of work and speed of working.

You will need a selection of colours in Double Knitting weight of yarn and a range of 3-5mm hooks.  I recommend Stylecraft Special acryllic DK because it has a large range of colours, is cheap and washes well, but any brand will do.  The best online source is www.woolwarehouse.co.uk.  Due to Covid the only wool shop in Dundee is now HobbyCraft.

Payment for this block is £53…


ETSY SHOP UPDATE http://elliefiddes.etsy.com

I have just added four new masks to my shop.

These are vibrant coloured batik fabrics I picked up in Africa.  The style is inverted box pleat, a two layer mask with a filter pocket built in.  These sell at £5.00.

The pleats on the mask open when worn to show more of the pattern.  Below are some examples.  

Find me on Etsy at http://elliefiddes.etsy.com

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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!