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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 🙂

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/


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!


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! 🙂

 


INVERBERVIE

Inverbervie

NORTH EAST OPEN STUDIOS

9 – 17 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  http://www.northeastopenstudios.co.uk/neos-2017/


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!

 


ADULT EVENING CLASSES START IN FORFAR THIS WEEK!

ADULT EVENING CLASSES START IN FORFAR THIS WEEK!

There are still a couple of places left in my crochet class on Tuesday night. 

If you want to join it isn’t too late to register! Just download a registration form (link below) and bring it with you to Forfar Academy Foyer at 6.50 on the night. Let me know you are coming and I will be sure to wait for you!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxZsFLYozlOeYzFrYmZhUEtaRUk/view


AUCHMITHIE HAAR TODAY

Today I will again be at Auchmithie HAAR sharing a venue with Elizabeth Watson.  Open from 12.00 – 5.00pmIMG_0833 IMG_0834 IMG_0835 IMG_0836 IMG_0837 IMG_0838 IMG_0839 IMG_0840IMG_0841 IMG_0843 IMG_0844 IMG_0845 IMG_0848


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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CROCHET CLASS FORFAR ACADEMY

Two students came back for a second year, having made good progress on their own.  They  choose for themselves what they were interested in and want to learn more about.

Student work 5

Student work 3b

 


CROCHET CLASS FORFAR ACADEMY

Here are some more photographs of beginners’ achievements 🙂  Well done!

student work 2b

Student work 6

student work 1b

student work 4b


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


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.


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.

 


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/

 


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


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”


LAST OF THE CROCHET WORKSHOPS

I will be at HobbyCraft, Dundee tomorrow afternoon from 2.00 – 4.00pm for the last of the Spring workshops.  

I will take a break over the summer and organise more tuition in the autumn.


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.


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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