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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!


Perth Festival of Yarn

I will be tutoring a beginner’s workshop at the Perth Festival of Yarn on Saturday 9 September.  Tickets for the event are £10 and go on sale on 15 July. I am really looking forward to this! 🙂

 


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.  


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.

 

 

 

 

 


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


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.

Overview 1

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.


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 – Home, 01307 466924 – Community 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 – Home, 01307 466924 – Community 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


Angus Open Studios

Big thank you to everybody who came to visit me during AOS.  It was a pleasure to meet you all 🙂


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!


CROCHET TASTER SESSIONS

I have arranged 2 hour taster sessions in Forfar and Kirriemuir and am waiting for confirmation of times for two  sessions in Dundee. Here are the details so far.

Forfar

24th April at 2.00pm

Pitstop 1A Academy Street

Kirriemuir

25th April at 2.00pm

The Wool Shop Glengate

Dundee

Hobbycraft

weekends of 18/19 April & 9/10 May

exact times to be confirmed

Cost £7.50

Please contact me to book a place.All sessions will be 2 hours long. Please feel free to bring anything you are working on or would like to try. A 3.5mm hook and dk cotton yarn would be best for beginners.


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.