From Ellie's Hand

Exhibition

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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 ūüė¶¬† 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/

 

 

 

 


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

 

 


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


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¬†ūüôā

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‚Ä®

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. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1752322848128389/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22page%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22page_upcoming_events_card%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

 

 


GLENESK FOLK MUSEUM – 3 SEPTEMBER 2017

Come along – meet the handicraft experts – bring your handiwork and textile treasures to show and share ūüôā¬†

 


CROCHET WORKSHOP, ALYTH TOWN HALL, 15 JUNE

Crochet workshop 15 June @ 1.00 ‚Äď 3.00 pm

Alyth Town Hall, Albert Street PH11 8AX

Suitable for both beginners and those who already have some skills.  

To confirm your place please contact me on 01307 466354.  

£2.00 discount for early sign up before the day.


CROCHET WORKSHOP, ALYTH TOWN HALL, 15 JUNE

Crochet workshop 15 June @ 1.00 – 3.00 pm

Alyth Town Hall, Albert Street PH11 8AX

Suitable for both beginners and those who already have some skills.  

To confirm your place please contact me on 01307 466354.  

£2.00 discount for early sign up before the day.


Taster session in Montrose – Change of date to 19 May 2017

Taster Session 19 May @ 1.30 Р4.30 pm

Paint Patches and Pearls  

113 Murray Street, Montrose, DD10 8JQ

An introduction to crochet or a chance to come along with your own projects and ask for advice.

Further classes can be arranged to suit demand.

To book a place please telephone Vicki on 07900 243640.


Montrose

Taster Session Friday,9 June @ 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Paint Patches and Pearls  

113 Murray Street, Montrose, DD10 8JQ

An introduction to crochet or a chance to come along with your own projects and ask for advice.

Further classes can be arranged to suit demand.

To book a place please telephone Vicki on 07900 243640.


CROCHET WORKSHOP IN MONTROSE

Taster Session 19 May @ 1.30 Р4.30 pm

Paint Patches and Pearls  

113 Murray Street, Montrose, DD10 8JQ

An introduction to crochet or a chance to come along with your own projects and ask for advice.  This workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with existing crochet skills.

Further classes can be arranged to suit demand.

To book a place please telephone Vicki on 07900 243640.


Montrose

Taster Session 21 April @ 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Paint Patches and Pearls  

113 Murray Street, Montrose, DD10 8JQ

An introduction to crochet or a chance to come along with your own projects and ask for advice.

Further classes can be arranged to suit demand.

To book a place please telephone Vicki on 07900 243640.


FUNADAY DUNDEE

Sam Baxter Рsambaxterart Рhas 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.

. boa-stitch-1st-tryboa-stitch-2nd-try


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!

boas-belly-stitch-cropped


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.

the-snake-skin

 


FUN A DAY DUNDEE 2017

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

Who knows where it might lead ūüôā

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fun-a-day-dundee-2017-tickets-28416853574?aff=efbnreg


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.

16-9-hallgreen1 16-9-hallgreen2 16-9-hallgreen3 16-9-hallgreen4 16-9-hallgreen5