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I was hoping in this all singing, all dancing, linked up world that I would somehow be able to link up my WordPress blog with my Instagram account, but unfortunately not to be ūüė¶¬† At least not as yet.

So for the meantime you can find my latest pictures on instagram 

https://www.instagram.com/elliefiddesartist/

and also on my facebook page

Ellie Fiddes The Artist@EllieFiddesArt


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/

 

 

 

 


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¬†ūüôā

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/


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!


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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INVERBERVIE

Inverbervie

NORTH EAST OPEN STUDIOS

9 Р17 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/


FUNADAY DUNDEE

Sam Baxter Рsambaxterart Рhas 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.

 

 

 

 

 


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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FUN A DAY DUNDEE 2017

I really like this idea Рcreating just for the fun of it. 

Who knows where it might lead ūüôā

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fun-a-day-dundee-2017-tickets-28416853574?aff=efbnreg


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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AUCHMITHIE HAAR 20-21 August

That was a wonderful weekend, sun was shining, and people were out and about.  The atmosphere at Trafalgar house was lovely and relaxed.   Fellow Artists Liz Petrie, Jilly Henderson, Neil Paterson, Karen Elliot, Maralyn Reid-Wood were delightful company.   Thanks to everyone for your generosity.  I also came away from the weekend with a new family member who now eats and sleeps for Scotland and is a right loving fur baby!  I have named him Happy, cos he is!

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Next exhibition NEOS on 10-18 September

 


AUCHMITHIE HAAR TODAY

Today I will again be at Auchmithie HAAR sharing a venue with Elizabeth Watson.  Open from 12.00 Р5.00pmIMG_0833 IMG_0834 IMG_0835 IMG_0836 IMG_0837 IMG_0838 IMG_0839 IMG_0840IMG_0841 IMG_0843 IMG_0844 IMG_0845 IMG_0848


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


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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Freeform work in progress

As Angus Open Studios start today – here is a wee look at the current work in progress.¬† Come¬† along and see the whole thing for yourself ūüôā

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Work in progress

Bringing the elements of a wall hanging together and incorporating them on to the withy framework.

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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 Рhere 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


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.

 


WORK IN PROGRESS – click to enlarge

A quick look at what I am working on at the moment.¬† A wall hanging incorporating willow canes, copper wire and a wide¬† variety of yarns.¬† I haven’t counted them!


Work in progress:- Freeform Crochet Wall Hanging

I am currently working on a wall hanging.  I am working freeform crochet onto a framework of withies and with a hessian backdrop.  I will be posting more details as it progresses.

Freeform crochet wall hanging

Freeform crochet wall hanging