From Ellie's Hand


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 ūüôā

Crochet evening classes, Invergowrie

My next course of classes begins in Invergowrie on 20th January.

To enrol go to the CACE website

Harria Academy Dundee Evening classes

The enrolment night for my crochet class next term at Harris Academy is 15th January from 6-7pm.

You can also sign up and pay online here at the HERA website.



MAvericks Art Craft Group Yuletide Fair, 30 Nov, 1 Dec.

Once again the Mavericks Art Craft Group will be presenting a winter show offering a lovely range of Art and Ceaft work. Come along to Bluebird Arts, Brechin, to find lovely hand crafted gifts, or just to treat yourself!


Am all over the place! ūüôā I wish I could cross post between here and instagram. So here is the link to my latest post there – a little bit of spinning using a lovely mixed fibre bat. Some of which I kept back for a bit of needle felting as I like it so much. Enjoy!

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 ūüė¶¬† At least not as yet.

So for the meantime you can find my latest pictures on instagram

and also on my facebook page

Ellie Fiddes The Artist@EllieFiddesArt



There has recently been a resurgence in the popularity of Tunisian Crochet, otherwise known as Afghan Crochet or Tricot. It is part knit, part crochet, and is endlessly versatile from close textured even stitches to a multitude of lacy variations. In my workshop you will learn 3 basic stitches and make a small item. No previous knowledge of crochet is necessary . A hook and yarn, and embellisments are included.

Please bring a packed lunch with you.
Teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

The workshops costs £60.00 and a non-returnable deposit of £30 is needed to confirm your place. Please message me for details.

Saturday 15 June – Tunisian Crochet Workshop

10.00 – 16.00 near Brechin

Bluebird Arts  Newton Mill Farmhouse, DD9 7 PZ Brechin, Angus

Saturday 22 June – Tunisian Crochet Workshop

10.00 – 16.00 at Invergowrie

Invergowrie Parish Church Hall, 4 Errol Road, Invergowrie,DD2 5AD

Saturday 29 July – Tunisian Crochet workshop

10.00-16.00 at Alyth

Alyth Town Hall, Albert Street, Alyth PH11 8AX



Back by popular request this is a Beginners Workshop in Forfar!

Whether you have done a bit of crochet before, or are a complete beginner, you will be very welcome. I will teach you three basic stitches and what you need to know to read patterns. I will also teach you what the commonest mistakes are and how to avoid them!
A hook and yarn included.

Please bring a packed lunch with you.
Teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

The workshop costs £60.00 and a non-returnable deposit of £30 is needed to confirm your place. Please message me for details.

Saturday 29 June 10.00 – 16.00

Pit Stop

1a Academy st, DD8 2 Forfar, Angus


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Saltire colours

A German friend saw some hexagons on my Facebook page, and asked me if I could make them into coasters using blue and white Scottish colours. So here they are, ready to go off to Germany after Bonfest.

Freestyle Tweed effect double fan shawlette

I need to work out what I did here and write it down! It’s a variation on the pattern I made up for the red shawlette.

Freestyle Shawlette

I really should write down what I do as I go along!

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.


Here are some quick pix I took of a freeform crochet wall hanging I recently completed.¬† More to come later ūüôā




Here are some quick pix I took of a freeform crochet wall hanging I recently completed.¬† More to come later ūüôā




But it’s warm inside.¬† Getting ready for next classes and keeping yarns in order!



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!


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.  

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Perth Festival of Yarn

I will be tutoring a beginner’s workshop at the Perth Festival of Yarn on Saturday 9 September. ¬†Tickets for the event are ¬£10 and go on sale on 15 July. I am really looking forward to this! ūüôā


Alyth Creates

Tomorrow is the last day of Alyth Creates. I will be doing a standard Crochet Workshop at 10.00am and a Tunisian Crochet workshop at 2.00pm.



As from tomorrow I will be tutoring in Alyth for 3 days.

Please feel free to come along to any of these sessions, whether you are a complete beginner or already have some skills.

Materials and equipment are provided, but please bring along any patterns, wip, or tools of your own if you wish.

Tools and materials will be provided.  




9 Р17 September 

I will be exhibiting and delivering workshops at Hallgreen Castle, Inverbervie during NEOS.  More details to follow. In meantime see NEOS website for more details

Harris Academy

Harris Academy evening classes 26 April to 28 June.

Demystifying and learning specialist forms of crochet. Learn the basics of Tunisian, broomstick and hairpin crochet over 10 weeks.

What are Broomstick, Hairpin, Tricot/ Afghan/ Tunisian crochet? Three workshops giving a short introductions to these forms which are easy to learn, whether you are a complete beginner to crochet or already know how to.  Left-handers welcome.  Enrolment evening 19 April, 6-7.30 pm.


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!



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.







Big thanks to the organisers of this festival.  What a superb event.

Thanks also to everyone who expressed interest in future crochet workshops.  I will be running workshops in Kirriemuir and Forfar in the near future, and in Alyth on 26-28 May.  More details to follow!