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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!


GLENESK FOLK MUSEUM – 3 SEPTEMBER 2017

Come along – meet the handicraft experts – bring your handiwork and textile treasures to show and share ūüôā¬†

 


Alyth

Alyth Creates a 3-day festival 26 – 28 May

WORKSHOPS! Ever wanted to crochet and no idea how to start? Or do you know the basics and want to learn different techniques..? I am a contemporary crochet artist and tutor. I will be running a series of workshops through Fri, Sat & Sun 26-28 May at the Alyth Festival.

Each day there is a BEGINNERS workshop 10am Р2pm, advanced in the afternoon 2pm Р4pm. I cater for left-handers. £10 per class. 

 

SPECIALIST WORKSHOPS Р£15 per class.

Fri pm – BROOMSTICK CROCHET Worked on a broomstick! This simple method creates loose fabric which has many uses. Why not start with a simple scarf?
Sat pm – HAIRPIN CROCHET Traditionally made on a shell hairpin this work grows quickly.
Sunday pm – AFGHAN CROCHET Working on an elongated hook this work sits somewhere between knitting and crochet. Quick and easy to learn, produces fabric from firm to lacy.
Contact Ellie on 01307 466354 to book.  

You can pay me easily through Paypal at  https://www.paypal.me/EllieFiddes


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!

 


THE THERAPEUTIC ART OF CROCHET ‚Äď HARRIS ACADEMY, DUNDEE

All 15 places on this course are now taken.

If you would like tuition from me, please get in touch. ¬†¬† Whether you are a complete beginner, or wish to learn a specific technique – ¬†such as broomstick crochet – ¬†I am happy to organise ¬†a session, or sessions, to suit. ¬†Here are¬†examples of students’ previous work, firstly a beginner’s, then somebody working¬†beyond the basics.

Beginner's work during basic course

 

A student's chosen learning after the basic course.


FUN A DAY DUNDEE DAY 3-5 – FOZZICKING ABOUT WITH CROCHET

  • Experimenting with 4mm hook and DK weight cotton.
  • Different ideas, quintuple treble, Irish net grounds, Irish net fill-ins.
  • Work vertically or horizontally?
  • Been worked up and rattled down a few times before reasonably happy with these two different sides.
  • A few problems to solve still.

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Fun A Day Dundee 2 January 2017

Well, I’m a crochet tutor! So the first thing I saw when I looked at this shed snakeskin was a beautiful lacy crochet pattern. Don’t know quite how it would turn out or what I might use it for. Maybe give this a try out sometime and see if it can be made into a working pattern. Probably would need a more delicate name than Boa’s Belly Stitch though!

boas-belly-stitch-cropped


Fun A Day 1 January 2017

Last night somebody handed me an strange object (as they do on Hogmanay) and said “What could¬†you make from this? ¬†Take it away and see what you can do with it.”

So my Fun A day project is going to be – working out what I can do with the shed skin from a six foot boa constrictor.

First take photographs of¬†it in all it’s complex beauty. Here are four of them.

the-snake-skin

 


THE THERAPEUTIC ART OF CROCHET – HARRIS ACADEMY, DUNDEE

Starting on Wednesday 25th January, I will be tutoring a 10 week course at the Harris Academy in Dundee .  The enrolment evening is at Harris Academy on Wednesday 11 January from 6.00 Р7.30pm.  

To see more detail, including the other excellent courses on offer, please click on the links below. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or speak to me on the enrolment evening.

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Ellie

 


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


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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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.

 


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 РHome, 01307 466924 РCommunity 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 РHome, 01307 466924 РCommunity 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


LAST OF THE CROCHET WORKSHOPS

I will be at HobbyCraft, Dundee tomorrow afternoon from 2.00 Р4.00pm 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!


THEN AND NOW FAIR

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

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


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


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 ūüôā https://www.facebook.com/events/494405157359731


New Facebook Page

Please check out my new facebook page ūüôā

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ellie-Fiddes-the-Artist/243138505879623?ref=hl

 

Ruach (inks and plaster) £400 SOLD

Ruach (inks and plaster) £400 SOLD


New Pictures

I’ve added a few pictures of one of my latest works in its various stages of creation in the Work in Progress Page.¬† Enjoy ūüôā


Angus Open Studios 22 – 26 May 2014

Here is the link to my member page :-

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


New projects

I will be holding crochet demonstrations in October 12th, 19th and 26th at Hobbycraft in Dundee. 

I will be there from 12.00 til 4.00pm. 

I will be covering some of the history of crochet, showing examples and teaching techniques. 

Please feel free to bring your own work with you if you would like some help with anything!