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ALYTH CREATES 24-26 MAY – FUN WITH FREESTYLE CROCHET

ALYTH CREATES

 

Crochet is a wonderful pliable way to work with yarn.
I will be in Alyth Town Hall over the weekend demonstrating some tips for getting started.
Here is a wee example.  I wasn’t terribly impressed with this motif and initially laid it aside.  I then decided to add some surface crochet and changed the look entirely!

 

You can download the full Alyth Creates guide here :-

https://www.alythartsandcraftsguild.co.uk/section855514.html?fbclid=IwAR25l90illrVxoUSH_RouAykfSU3JPBiuzV7OnwNf64q929WPOAyvU60EiA

 

 


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!


CROCHET WORKSHOPS AND EXHIBITION DURING NEOS 9-17 SEPTEMBER

It’s getting nearer every day!  As a member of the Mavericks Art Group I will be at Hallgreen Castle on Saturday, 9th, Saturday 16th, and Sunday 17th,  exhibiting my work and giving demonstrations of crochet.  

There is also a huge amount of delightful work by other artists and more demonstrations.  

For full details see Mavericks Art@MavericksArtGroup. 

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CROCHET WORKSHOP, ALYTH TOWN HALL, 15 JUNE

Crochet workshop 15 June @ 1.00 – 3.00 pm

Alyth Town Hall, Albert Street PH11 8AX

Suitable for both beginners and those who already have some skills.  

To confirm your place please contact me on 01307 466354.  

£2.00 discount for early sign up before the day.


CROCHET WORKSHOP, ALYTH TOWN HALL, 15 JUNE

Crochet workshop 15 June @ 1.00 – 3.00 pm

Alyth Town Hall, Albert Street PH11 8AX

Suitable for both beginners and those who already have some skills.  

To confirm your place please contact me on 01307 466354.  

£2.00 discount for early sign up before the day.


ALYTH CREATES 26 – 28 MAY

As from tomorrow I will be tutoring in Alyth for 3 days.

Please feel free to come along to any of these sessions, whether you are a complete beginner or already have some skills.

Materials and equipment are provided, but please bring along any patterns, wip, or tools of your own if you wish.

Tools and materials will be provided.  


Taster session in Montrose – Change of date to 19 May 2017

Taster Session 19 May @ 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Paint Patches and Pearls  

113 Murray Street, Montrose, DD10 8JQ

An introduction to crochet or a chance to come along with your own projects and ask for advice.

Further classes can be arranged to suit demand.

To book a place please telephone Vicki on 07900 243640.


Montrose

Taster Session Friday,9 June @ 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Paint Patches and Pearls  

113 Murray Street, Montrose, DD10 8JQ

An introduction to crochet or a chance to come along with your own projects and ask for advice.

Further classes can be arranged to suit demand.

To book a place please telephone Vicki on 07900 243640.


CROCHET WORKSHOP IN MONTROSE

Taster Session 19 May @ 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Paint Patches and Pearls  

113 Murray Street, Montrose, DD10 8JQ

An introduction to crochet or a chance to come along with your own projects and ask for advice.  This workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with existing crochet skills.

Further classes can be arranged to suit demand.

To book a place please telephone Vicki on 07900 243640.


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/


Harris Academy

Harris Academy evening classes 26 April to 28 June.

Demystifying and learning specialist forms of crochet. Learn the basics of Tunisian, broomstick and hairpin crochet over 10 weeks.

What are Broomstick, Hairpin, Tricot/ Afghan/ Tunisian crochet? Three workshops giving a short introductions to these forms which are easy to learn, whether you are a complete beginner to crochet or already know how to.  Left-handers welcome.  Enrolment evening 19 April, 6-7.30 pm.


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 – 2pm, advanced in the afternoon 2pm – 4pm. I cater for left-handers. £10 per class. 

 

SPECIALIST WORKSHOPS – £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


Montrose

Taster Session 21 April @ 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Paint Patches and Pearls  

113 Murray Street, Montrose, DD10 8JQ

An introduction to crochet or a chance to come along with your own projects and ask for advice.

Further classes can be arranged to suit demand.

To book a place please telephone Vicki on 07900 243640.


FORFAR CLASSES END OF COURSE

Big well done to the learners at the F.A.C.E Woolcraft Class in Forfar for all their work!  So good to see people learning according to their own interests.  Thank you for permission to share your work.

Big thanks to F.A.C.E. (Forfar Assocation of Continuing Education) committee for their tireless work setting up their classes.   Follow them on facebook to keep up to date with the classes on offer next session.

https://www.facebook.com/Forfar.FACE/?fref=ts


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 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!

 


FUN A DAY DUNDEE

Thanks for all the fun Dundee Fun A Day!

(It all started off on Hogmanay when somebody handed me a strange object and asked – “What can you do with this? Take it away and have a go!” So my Funaday project was finding out what I could do with a six foot shed skin from a boa constrictor!)

If you want to see what I did come along to the FunADay Exhibition this weekend.

It’s in WASP studios, Meadowmill, West Henderson Wynd, Dundee.  The opening night is on Friday 10 February from 7 – 9pm.  The Exhibition runs from 10.00am – 7.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Here are some photographs I took of the fun I had during the month.

 

 

 

 

 


KIRRIEMUIR FEEL GOOD FESTIVAL

Big thanks to the organisers of this festival.  What a superb event.

Thanks also to everyone who expressed interest in future crochet workshops.  I will be running workshops in Kirriemuir and Forfar in the near future, and in Alyth on 26-28 May.  More details to follow!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1803625543226259/


THE THERAPEUTIC ART OF CROCHET – 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.


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 – 7.30pm.  

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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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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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.