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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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Puzzles and frustrations of a blogging beginner

OK – After what seems like forever, I am still learning how to blog.  Yesterday I learned that galleries don’t seem to work very well.  The pictures looked small and uninteresting and didn’t display at all in facebook.  Just a big blank space – which did have a link to the gallery page, but it took ages to load.    Now I understand why people post one photograph at  time.  So, please be patient with me as I learn.

 


WORK IN PROGRESS – click to enlarge

A quick look at what I am working on at the moment.  A wall hanging incorporating willow canes, copper wire and a wide  variety of yarns.  I haven’t counted them!


What is design?

Nicely put Dawn

Dawn Mullady

My understanding of design? It is a process of innovative thinking with the aims to develop/ produce a certain product or service suited to the needs of the customer/user.

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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


NEOS – CROCHET WORKSHOPS THIS WEEKEND

  1. I will be running crochet workshops this weekend at Hallgreen Castle, Inverbervie from 2.00 – 4.00pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Come along and try something new! Freestyle crochet

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“A Castle in the Air” – A magnificent dream of the middle ages as they might have been but never were


NORTH EAST OPEN STUDIOS

MAVERICKS ART CRAFT GROUP
Invite you to the

Opening Night
of the
North East Open Studios Exhibition
at
Hallgreen Castle
Inverbervie

Friday 11th September
7pm-10pm

“The Glorious Dream of the Middle Ages – as they might have been but never were”


WORK NOT PLAY

We are concerned at a growing trend of professional musicians are not being paid for their work. Most musicians are not well paid and therefore music fans need to jun this campaign to ensure that musci continues to be a viable profession.

Musicians' Union Work Not Play

The same also goes for visual artists!


ARTWORK SCAM

Due to having found my artwork for sale as posters online by a company I have had no contact with I have taken down all my images for sale whilst I have a wee think about this.


WHAT A DRESS!!!!

What an amazing beautiful dress!!!!!  Wish I had been  part of the team restoring this!!

 

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http://www.sott.net/article/226601-Where-Beauty-Transcends-Time-The-Archaeology-of-a-Dress


ANGUS OPEN STUDIOS

Currently open for Angus Open Studios – today and tomorrow left, anyone out there who hasn’t popped along yet will be welcome 🙂 

 

 


CROCHET TASTER SESSIONS

I have arranged 2 hour taster sessions in Forfar and Kirriemuir and am waiting for confirmation of times for two  sessions in Dundee. Here are the details so far.

Forfar

24th April at 2.00pm

Pitstop 1A Academy Street

Kirriemuir

25th April at 2.00pm

The Wool Shop Glengate

Dundee

Hobbycraft

weekends of 18/19 April & 9/10 May

exact times to be confirmed

Cost £7.50

Please contact me to book a place.All sessions will be 2 hours long. Please feel free to bring anything you are working on or would like to try. A 3.5mm hook and dk cotton yarn would be best for beginners.


TWO DAYS TO GO!!!! THEN AND NOW FAIR! SUNDAY 5 APRIL @ BALMAKEWAN FARM SHOP, LAURENCEKIRK AB30 1QX

I will be there  with my crochet work – come along and meet me   🙂10899995_906866809353752_4356944915583127490_o


THEN AND NOW FAIR

Big thanks to Damian from Blairgowrie Antiques and all others who worked on setting up this event. Much appreciated 🙂

Now planning Crochet Workshops in Forfar, Kirriemuir and Dundee, will post details as these develop.


THEN AND NOW FAIR – SATURDAY 7 MARCH

 

I have a stall at the next “Then and Now” Fair at the Bonar Hall, Dundee on 7 March.  I will be selling original crochet wall hangings and other original work with vintage inspiration.  Come along and see what is on offer.  🙂

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New Work

Have been working on a bit of free form crochet.  Here’s one result, a wee wall hanging with jute and shells.

AOS brown hanging


INTO 2015 – COMPUTERLESS FOR THE MO!

Hi Everybody.  This year has started quiet.  I have been happily working away at new pieces of crochet work.

Meantime, my trusty computer friend had been quietly languishing in the Pooter Hospital 😦 awaiting a delicate operation “upgrading the hard drive”

I did not realise how much I depend on it till it isn’t here! I am without the technology to upload new photographs from my camera until at least  next week.  In the meantime here is a photograph of an older piece of work “Connections” whilst on display at Hallgreen Castle.Connection

This work was inspired by my favourite tree, a dead coppiced elm in the Nature Reserve at Kinnordy.  “Dead wood” is such an important item in a natural woodland, providing food, homes and shelter for many living things, and without it so much is lost from the natural environment.  There is just so much life around this “dead” tree.

Enjoy!!

 


WINTER TRAIL DAY 2

THE SUN IS OUT!!!!   Come on out and visit the artists in the Angus Open Studios Winter Trail

You can view or download  a full leaflet from –  http://www.angusopenstudios.com/

You can also find us on facebook at   https://www.facebook.com/AngusOpenStudios


Autumnn is here. Colourful ideas developing 🙂new ideas 0ct 14


ITS TOMORROW!!!

“Blairgowrie Antiques & Collectors Fairs
13 September at 13:23

New to this fair is Ellie Fiddes with her handmade arts and crafts, own crochet work and upcycled clothing along side other vintage and vintage inspired items. Ellie is a fine crochet specialist and tutor and can copy or repair damaged vintage items
Www.Elliefiddes.com”


THEN AND NOW FAIR, BLAIRGOWRIE 29 SEPTEMBER 10 – 4PM

I have a stall at the Then and Now vintage fair in Blairgowrie this Sunday.  Will be selling and promoting  my crafts tutoring skills.  Please come along 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/events/494405157359731


NEOS North East Open Studios 6 – 14 September

During NEOS I will be exhibiting at Hallgreen Castle, Inverbervie as part of the Mavericks Art Craft Group!

I will also be demonstrating crochet skills on 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th and 14th September

http://www.northeastopenstudios.co.uk/neos/p-memb-viewentry.php?entid=631#.U_37_UjCa4Y


Buzy Week!

Last week was amazing! My grandchildren (twins) were born. My other daughter moved house. Friends got married.

Maybe now I can settle down to some work!