Daniel and I are in process of winding down our ends here at The Crochet Crowd. Based in Mid-Western Ontario. We are about 2.5 hours north west of Toronto, Ontario. In a rural setting in the Town of Walkerton.
Over the past weekend, we started new ends in Greenwich, Nova Scotia. We are a stone’s throw from Wolfville, Nova Scotia… home of Acadia University. Located in a quiet agriculture community in the Annapolis Valley. We are resetting ourselves and studio back up in Nova Scotia!
In one direction, we are literally a few minutes from the quaint and vibrant community of Wolfville. With university students powering the energy with culture focused events. Focused on academia of many genres and the town is rich is music, performances, art and many activities happening in large concentrations around the year. In the other direction, we have a larger town minutes away that has the big box retailers including stores like Michaels that are just minutes away instead of a significant drive we currently have now. We are positioning ourselves between the best of both worlds. Surrounded by vineyards, orchards and much more.
A casual thoughts in June turned into more serious thought. Over the summer, we kept revisiting the idea of selling our home and relocating. Prompted by HGTV’s one show about picking a home with a view. Seeing so many areas of Canada which we can relocate to. We looked to the west coast, mid and even here in Ontario. The cost of living, housing and much more played a significant factor in our decision. Plus the need to want to be located in a community that is vibrant with culture that meets our wishes for extra curricular events that help inspire creativity.
The Town of Walkerton is a quiet little town. For us, as career oriented in the yarn arts, location is important. Space in our home is required and cost of living need to be in check with the structure of our business model to keep content free to all who enjoy wanting to learn. Currently, our home is under significant upgrades and will go to market officially Oct 17th after all renos are completed by professionals.
Reasons for our Relocation
- Distance from the Airport
- Cost of Living Verses Living and Professional Space Needed to Work from Home.
- Need for Change to Break our Routine.
- Need to be immersed in culture being infused by the community and hopefully be part of the community in the same manner of getting involved to offer our teaching and more.
- To take advantage of lectures and more being offered by the Acadia University. Currently, where we are, we are about 45 min – 3 hours to any kind of educational opportunities which escalate our travel and hotel costs.
- To put ourselves in the heart of the fiber community by living in a yarn fiber art community propelled by the students of Acadia and residents of surrounding areas.
- In the event I need extra help with something in person, I can inspire students to get involved in things we may do from time to time.
The Crochet Crowd Future Studio
Our new studio space is fantastic. I cannot wait to show you. The home we chose was the only home we walked through. We knew instantly through weeks of online real estate shopping that this home we chose was ‘the one’.
Daniel will go from a .65 acre to 5.5 acres to allow for him to garden. Including a babbling brook that runs through the property. It’s an open pallet for him to design and start doing up his incredible gardens.
We may in the future include The Crochet Crowd in the local Studio Tours that are offered by the community. Yep, there are so many little studios of various genres in and around the community.
So Changes Ahead
So we are in the process of winding down here. We did a massive purge and left many of our property items on the curb last week and people came along and scooped them up. We didn’t do a yard sale, we just an Everything is Free Giveaway. Needless to say, things didn’t last long.
For most of The Crochet Crowd, our moving won’t affect you. We will still be online delivering free tutorials and more. Our living space and studio will change but you will still have the free services we offer.
We exited out the show circuit last year. Times are changing and attendance is as well at the shows. So we are putting our money where it counts the hardest, in delivering video content, private events we are running and other things we are doing to keep crochet fun for everyone.
If anything, the move will re-inject us back into community living where our line of interest matches. So we can contribute and be part of something. It’s nice to be online, but it’s also lovely to get out and gain new stories along the way.
Do you know of this area? Are you from there? What do you think of us moving East? We are going East, paperwork is signed… We cannot wait!