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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
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!
- 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.
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!
I really like this idea – creating just for the fun of it.
Who knows where it might lead 🙂
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.
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!
Next exhibition NEOS on 10-18 September
I have listed two of my smaller brooches on Etsy:-
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.
What an inspiration -in all ways.