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YARN BOMBING!

Ever since I heard of it I have wanted to have a go at yarnbombing. So when The Fit O’ The Toon Community Association in Arbroath decided to have a go at doing some at Danger Point, I join them.

It’s a lot of creative fun getting together once a week with a group of lovely creative people, who chose the name the Wooly Workers.

The bombing targets are the restored drying green poles, lampposts, gateways and other street furniture in the immediate area. The full installation is due to go up at the end of May and will stay in place for a couple of weeks.

There are lots of inspired works already completed or in progress. We now have a facebook group where you can catch up on progress and the latest news of the installation of the bombing!  https://www.facebook.com/woollyworkers/

 

 

 

 


GLENESK FOLK MUSEUM – 3 SEPTEMBER 2017

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

 


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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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


HERITAGE AND ART FESTIVAL, AUCHMITHIE, 20 & 21 AUGUST 2016

I will be in Auchmithy this weekend with my artwork and my crochet at Trafalgar House. Come along and see all the lovely work by a variety of artists.Heritage and ART


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


WHAT A DRESS!!!!

What an amazing beautiful dress!!!!!  Wish I had been  part of the team restoring this!!

 

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http://www.sott.net/article/226601-Where-Beauty-Transcends-Time-The-Archaeology-of-a-Dress


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.


F.A.C.E. evening class in Woolcraft

Over the winter I will be tutoring a course which gives comprehensive overiew of various uses of wool, including knitting and crochet.¬† It’s at Forfar Academy from 7.15 to 9.15pm on Tuesday evenings.¬† If interested, please contact me.¬† ūüôā

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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


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!