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Freeform work in progress

As Angus Open Studios start today – here is a wee look at the current work in progress.  Come  along and see the whole thing for yourself 🙂

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Work in progress

Bringing the elements of a wall hanging together and incorporating them on to the withy framework.

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Current work in progress

I used a framework of withies, hessian strips and reclaimed copper wires.  The elements will be alligned with these as the work develops.

Laying it out

Laying it out


THE WALL HANGING -DETAILS

This wall hanging is designed to fit a specific space above a stairwell.

Over the next few days I will post some of the detail of the work.

Firstly – here is one of the freeform spirals before being incorporated.  This is worked in two soft yarns of differing weights to give a variation in texture as well as colour.

Freeform spiral in two differing weights of yarn

Freeform spiral in two differing weights of yarn


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!


I found this example of surface crochet – which is beautifully simple and suitable for a beginner – so I thought I would share it.  Enjoy!

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https://www.fairfieldworld.com/project/crocheted-cable-loop-pillow/

 


Work in progress:- Freeform Crochet Wall Hanging

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.

Freeform crochet wall hanging

Freeform crochet wall hanging


A favourite picture

Winter is coming! Wish I functioned as well in the cold as an eagle riding on the Ruach!

Ruach (inks and plaster) £400 SOLD

Ruach (inks and plaster) £400 SOLD


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.


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”


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


Angus Open Studios

Big thank you to everybody who came to visit me during AOS.  It was a pleasure to meet you all 🙂


ANGUS OPEN STUDIOS 14 – 18 MAY 2015

I’m going to the AOS meeting tonight.  This year’s directories are ready, looking forward to finding what they are like this year and to handing them out.  For more information and directions to find my exhibition please see my AOS page at

 http://www.angusopenstudios.com/artist/45

Thank you!


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.


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.


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


WINTER TRAIL – ANGUS OPEN STUDIOS 29 Nov – 1 Dec

It’s here!  Today was good, tomorrow could be even better! Five of Kirriemuir’s artists have been working hard.   So please drop in and visit us all –   Jonathan Mitchell, Jim Farrer, Vicki Hepburn, Ellie Fiddes and Maureen Crosbie.


AOS preview at Inverquharity Castle

New for 2014!
Angus Open Studios proudly presents a preview event at
Inverquharity Castle, a historic 15th century tower house sitting in the beautiful setting of the Angus Glens.

Saturday May 17th to Tuesday May 20th
Preview night 16th May 7pm-9pm (by invitation only).
Opening Times: 11am-5pm except on Tuesday when we close at 4pm.
Please Note: There is no disabled access beyond the first room. Visitors enter at their own risk. There is a narrow spiral staircase.


Angus Open Studios 22 – 26 May 2014

Here is the link to my member page :-

http://www.angusopenstudios.com/MemberPage.htm?Ellie%20Fiddes