Tuesday, 30 October 2012

That time of year again..

I have not abandoned blogger - here I am again! Just in time to let you know where you can find me in the upcoming weeks. I've been busy stitching and creating hoping to bring you some lovely gifts for Christmas or maybe just some treats for yourselves! First up, I'm heading down to London, what seems to be my annual pilgrimage to the big city. Saturday November 10th sees my first show of the autumn. 

Closely followed by a trip to Woburn, Bedforshire. This is a new show to me and a totally new area to show my work, so if you live in the area come say hello. I'm quite excited by this one! It's mid week, Thursday 15th November 10am - 4pm. 

And, last but not least I will be back up north for a weekend event at The Harley Gallery, Worksop, Nottinghamshire for their annual Christmas Art Markets. A lovely event. That is on Saturday 24th (10am - 5pm) and Sunday 25th November (10am - 4pm).  

Monday, 4 June 2012

Derbyshire Open Arts 2012

So...Derbyshire Open Arts is still on, you can visit today and tomorrow. I am based in the United Reformed Church in Holymoorside, Chesterfield, S42 7EJ. It's open from 11am - 5pm. Come and see what it's all about - the weather is better today, honest!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Getting down with the kids..

2012 sees me coming up to date in the modern technological world, I now have my own Facebook page as an artist. If you're a member of Facebook type 'Ellie Evans' into the search bar and my very own artists page should come up. If you 'like' what I do then please show your support and like it. Spread the word!

New Year get away

Just last week I returned from my annual get-away to stay in a log cabin in the forest on the North York Moors. It's a peaceful and relaxing start to the year after the hustle and bustle of Christmas. The hot tub on the decking outside the log cabin makes it; on a clear night you can see all the stars from the comfort of a bubbling hot tub, how romantic.

I always like to visit Whitby whilst I'm there, it's only a forty minute pretty drive away. I came across this fabulous fabric shop which the reason for my post. "Judith's Fabrics" (12/13 Brunswick Street, Whitby) is a rare treat these days. Decked out with duck egg blue shelving and fittings, the fabrics are stacked floor to ceiling. Judith also stock a variety of threads, ribbons and handy bits and bobs. Established for forty six years, this lady knows what she's doing! You can see me in my element below...

The selection I went home with.

I spy with my little eye...

....an Ellie Evans' pincushion and needle-case on the February issue of Homes and Antiques magazine. Not bad for the new year! Can you see it too?

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Hard at it..

If only there were more hours of daylight at the moment! Hand embroidery and the darkness do not mix well. I cannot let this stop me as I really have my work cut out..

All of these Lavender stars are en route to The National Centre for Craft and Design, in Sleaford, Lincolnshire just in time to be part of their Christmas exhibition in the shop.

It's back to the needle and thread for now as I continue to make work for Made By Hand. This runs from 2-4th December and is at Tredeger House, Newport, South Wales.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Selvedge Christmas Fair Saturday 10th December

Be sure you don't miss one of the loveliest events of the year, good smells, festive music and wonderful gifts to buy, support handmade and get all your Christmas shopping done in a relaxed atmosphere. Well worth the tube ride up the Northern line! This will be my last show of 2011 so don't miss it.

For a full list of exhibitors, click here and how to get there, click here.