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Face coverings in my new Etsy shop

I have opened a new Etsy shop, and have listed some face coverings/masks there.  

I have made them from vintage fabrics and from vibrant coloured fabrics.  

This vintage one was made from Greeff “Bird of Paradise”  I hope you like it 🙂

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/813327146/fitted-mask-from-vintage-fabric-a-bright?ref=shop_home_active_3&cns=


GLENESK FOLK MUSEUM – 3 SEPTEMBER 2017

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

 


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.  


INVERBERVIE

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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/


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


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!

 


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

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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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

 


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 – here 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.

 


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


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!


TWO DAYS TO GO!!!! THEN AND NOW FAIR! SUNDAY 5 APRIL @ BALMAKEWAN FARM SHOP, LAURENCEKIRK AB30 1QX

I will be there  with my crochet work – come along and meet me   🙂10899995_906866809353752_4356944915583127490_o


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.


THEN AND NOW FAIR – SATURDAY 7 MARCH

 

I have a stall at the next “Then and Now” Fair at the Bonar Hall, Dundee on 7 March.  I will be selling original crochet wall hangings and other original work with vintage inspiration.  Come along and see what is on offer.  🙂

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A flight of fancy!!

Got carried away with a bit of freestyle working!

On an October evening by the fire ... ...

On an October evening by the fire … …


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.  🙂

Freestyle crochet


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 🙂 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!