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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


FUNADAY DUNDEE

Sam Baxter – sambaxterart – has very kindly sent me these photographs of my work  from the above event.  Thanks for all  the hard work you put into this event Sam!


FUN A DAY DUNDEE 12 FEBRUARY 2017

Big huge thanks to all of you in the Fun A Day Dundee team for all the hard work you put into this event. It was an absolute pleasure to take part.

Here are a few more photographs of the fun I had.  Enjoy!

 


FUN A DAY DUNDEE

Thanks for all the fun Dundee Fun A Day!

(It all started off on Hogmanay when somebody handed me a strange object and asked – “What can you do with this? Take it away and have a go!” So my Funaday project was finding out what I could do with a six foot shed skin from a boa constrictor!)

If you want to see what I did come along to the FunADay Exhibition this weekend.

It’s in WASP studios, Meadowmill, West Henderson Wynd, Dundee.  The opening night is on Friday 10 February from 7 – 9pm.  The Exhibition runs from 10.00am – 7.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Here are some photographs I took of the fun I had during the month.

 

 

 

 

 


FUN A DAY DUNDEE DAY 3-5 – FOZZICKING ABOUT WITH CROCHET

  • Experimenting with 4mm hook and DK weight cotton.
  • Different ideas, quintuple treble, Irish net grounds, Irish net fill-ins.
  • Work vertically or horizontally?
  • Been worked up and rattled down a few times before reasonably happy with these two different sides.
  • A few problems to solve still.

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Fun A Day Dundee 2 January 2017

Well, I’m a crochet tutor! So the first thing I saw when I looked at this shed snakeskin was a beautiful lacy crochet pattern. Don’t know quite how it would turn out or what I might use it for. Maybe give this a try out sometime and see if it can be made into a working pattern. Probably would need a more delicate name than Boa’s Belly Stitch though!

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Fun A Day 1 January 2017

Last night somebody handed me an strange object (as they do on Hogmanay) and said “What could you make from this?  Take it away and see what you can do with it.”

So my Fun A day project is going to be – working out what I can do with the shed skin from a six foot boa constrictor.

First take photographs of it in all it’s complex beauty. Here are four of them.

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FUN A DAY DUNDEE 2017

I really like this idea – creating just for the fun of it. 

Who knows where it might lead 🙂

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THE THERAPEUTIC ART OF CROCHET – HARRIS ACADEMY, DUNDEE

Starting on Wednesday 25th January, I will be tutoring a 10 week course at the Harris Academy in Dundee .  The enrolment evening is at Harris Academy on Wednesday 11 January from 6.00 – 7.30pm.  

To see more detail, including the other excellent courses on offer, please click on the links below. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or speak to me on the enrolment evening.

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Ellie

 


ADULT EVENING CLASSES START IN FORFAR THIS WEEK!

ADULT EVENING CLASSES START IN FORFAR THIS WEEK!

There are still a couple of places left in my crochet class on Tuesday night. 

If you want to join it isn’t too late to register! Just download a registration form (link below) and bring it with you to Forfar Academy Foyer at 6.50 on the night. Let me know you are coming and I will be sure to wait for you!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxZsFLYozlOeYzFrYmZhUEtaRUk/view


NEOS 2016 AT HALLGREEN CASTLE

Here are some of my works for sale at Hallgreen Castle, Inverbervie, NEOS venue 130.

Crochet wallhangings made from reclaimed materials:-   fabrics, yarns and other elements.  Displayed on yarnbombed driftwood.  £40.

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AUCHMITHIE HAAR 20-21 August

That was a wonderful weekend, sun was shining, and people were out and about.  The atmosphere at Trafalgar house was lovely and relaxed.   Fellow Artists Liz Petrie, Jilly Henderson, Neil Paterson, Karen Elliot, Maralyn Reid-Wood were delightful company.   Thanks to everyone for your generosity.  I also came away from the weekend with a new family member who now eats and sleeps for Scotland and is a right loving fur baby!  I have named him Happy, cos he is!

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Next exhibition NEOS on 10-18 September

 


HERITAGE AND ART FESTIVAL, AUCHMITHIE, 20 & 21 AUGUST 2016

I will be in Auchmithy this weekend with my artwork and my crochet at Trafalgar House. Come along and see all the lovely work by a variety of artists.Heritage and ART


FOR SALE ON ETSY

 

I have listed two of my smaller brooches on Etsy:-

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/465224531/crochet-rose-brooch?ref=listing-shop-header-1

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/451789640/crochet-flower-brooch?ref=shop_home_active_1

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Freeform work in progress

As Angus Open Studios start today – here is a wee look at the current work in progress.  Come  along and see the whole thing for yourself 🙂

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Work in progress

Bringing the elements of a wall hanging together and incorporating them on to the withy framework.

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Current work in progress

I used a framework of withies, hessian strips and reclaimed copper wires.  The elements will be alligned with these as the work develops.

Laying it out

Laying it out


THE WALL HANGING -DETAILS

This wall hanging is designed to fit a specific space above a stairwell.

Over the next few days I will post some of the detail of the work.

Firstly – here is one of the freeform spirals before being incorporated.  This is worked in two soft yarns of differing weights to give a variation in texture as well as colour.

Freeform spiral in two differing weights of yarn

Freeform spiral in two differing weights of yarn


Work in progress:- Freeform Crochet Wall Hanging

I am currently working on a wall hanging.  I am working freeform crochet onto a framework of withies and with a hessian backdrop.  I will be posting more details as it progresses.

Freeform crochet wall hanging

Freeform crochet wall hanging


Bon Scott – painting a subject who is no longer available to sit for a portrait

What an inspiration -in all ways.