From Ellie's Hand

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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

 


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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EVENING CLASS AT FORFAR ACADEMY 2015/16

I always encourage learners to keep all their first attempts at learning.

Firstly because people learn a lot from their mistakes, so having the mistake in hand at that “how did I sort this one out last time?”moment really helps jog the memory.  Secondly, because it is such an encouragement to see how far you have come.

I asked the students to bring all stages of their work in at the end of the course to show off their progress.  Here are some photographs of the work they produced.  Thank you for allowing me to use your photos, and my apologies for not getting them posted sooner.

Overview 1

An overview of students’ work

overview 2

and again, more work.


GRANNY SQUARE CROCHET ALONG

Hello to all crochet lovers! 

Here is notification of a new Crochet Along project. 

This is a great introduction to CALs as it only lasts four weeks and uses granny squares.

 

http://crochetverse.com/615-2/Garden-Party-Jacket-Crochet-Along-CAL

Enjoy!!


Artistic inspiration or what! Beautiful …

I love seeing what creative people are up to.

It all started … when an artist ran out of materials for a project ….  

 

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http://www.wideopencountry.com/extraordinary-sculptures-made-farm-tools-will-blow-mind-pics/#


WOOLCRAFT PICTURES FROM 2014-15 EVENING CLASSES – WHAT LEARNERS ACHIEVED

selection of first pieces as learners try new skills. Well done!

A selection of first pieces as learners tried out new skills. Well done!

As learners got more confident their techniques improved.

As learners got more confident their techniques improved and work became neater and finished off well.

New techniques successfully mastered.

New techniques successfully mastered.

Finished work

Finished work

A learner completed her new hat with motif.

A learner completed her new hat with motif.

Some finished products made with a purpose in mind, eg, the phone holder.

Some finished products made with a purpose in mind, eg, the phone holder.


WOOLCRAFT COURSE – FORFAR ACADEMY

I will be tutoring a woolcraft course again this winter at Forfar Academy.  For further details of other classes and an enrolment form visit your local library or access office, or contact Margaret Valentine, Phone: 01307 466325 – Home, 01307 466924 – Community Wing

Forfar Association for Continuing Education.

Forfar Academy Community Wing, Forfar Academy, Taylor Street, Forfar DD8 3LB

Times: Monday and Tuesday 7.15 pm-9.15 pm. Winter time.

Contact Name & Address: Margaret Valentine,Phone: 01307 466325 – Home, 01307 466924 – Community Wing

Disabled Facilities: Limited.

mailto: forfarace@outlook.com


CROCHET AND WOOLCRAFT CLASSES BY ELLIE

Anyone for a crochet and woolcraft course this winter?  I will be tutoring again at Forfar Academy over the winter months.

http://www.forfardispatch.co.uk/news/local-news/continuing-education-1-3888393


JACK VETRIANNO GIVES UP PAINTING

Dear Scotsman

There is no such thing as an artist ” giving up”. Am sorry to hear about his injury – must be sooooooo frustrating!!

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/arts/visual-arts/injury-forces-jack-vettriano-to-quit-painting-1-3787515