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BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE!!!

But it’s warm inside.  Getting ready for next classes and keeping yarns in order!

 


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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GLENESK FOLK MUSEUM – 3 SEPTEMBER 2017

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

 


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/


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!


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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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 – 5.00pmIMG_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


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 🙂

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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 – 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


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.

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An overview of students’ work

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and again, more work.


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


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.


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


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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NORTH EAST OPEN STUDIOS

MAVERICKS ART CRAFT GROUP
Invite you to the

Opening Night
of the
North East Open Studios Exhibition
at
Hallgreen Castle
Inverbervie

Friday 11th September
7pm-10pm

“The Glorious Dream of the Middle Ages – as they might have been but never were”