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WINTER EXHIBITION/CHRISTMAS SHOPPING WEEKEND – 2nd & 3rd DECEMBER

Come along to the Mavericks Art Group event on 2nd and 3rd December. My artwork will be in there too.

Hosted by Amy Mason, at her beautiful studio, Bluebird Arts, it is an opportunity to see and buy work by many talented artists and crafters, in a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1749197878717534/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%22108%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D


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!


FUNADAY DUNDEE

Sam Baxter – sambaxterart – has very kindly sent me these photographs of my work  from the above event.  Thanks for all  the hard work you put into this event Sam!


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!

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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.


The exhibition has begun!!  Mavericks Art Craft​ – which includes my sweet self – have a full exhibition of work for sale at Halllgreen Castle, Inverbervie until 21 September. All part of North East Open Studios (NEOS)​ Do come along and see!

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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!


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.


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!!

 


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


Angus Open Studios 22 – 26 May 2014

Here is the link to my member page :-

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


hobbycraft

hobbycraft – they’re having a 25% off everything discount day on Saturday 27th July 2013 .   For more info and a voucher visit their website http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/pages/funday or their facebook page.


Aside

I have just spent two weeks recharging my batteries

I have just spent two weeks recharging my batteries and getting inspired down in the Borders amongst some beautiful flowers and greenery.  Now have the basis for a new series of work, good timing with NEOS just round the corner.  Watch this space!!


NEXT EXHIBITION

NEOS North East Open Studios Sat 21 -Sun 29 September 2013

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