Ellen was closely involved in the Newlyn Industrial Class Project as an assistant teacher and organiser, and initiated the Newlyn Embroidery Classes with her husband Reginald Thomas DICK.
Mr and Mrs Dick were well liked and obviously did much for the creative life of the community. It is believed they came from Birmingham (where they may have both studied at the School of Art) to Cornwall for the sake of Reginald's health.
Embroiderer, copper worker, jewellery maker, teacher
NAG March 1909 (Embroidery), December 1924 (Copper frame)
Newlyn Industrial Classes
Cornish Telegraph 25 Mar 1909
Berriman (1986) Arts and Crafts in Newlyn 1890-1930
Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery
(2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall