The Crochet Crowd Yarn Studio
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Yarn Studio Nova Scotia
Yarn Studio Nova Scotia

Wolfville Nova Scotia Yarn Studio

We have a yarn studio in Greenwich between Wolfville and New Minas in Nova Scotia.  Our new home is positioned in a tourist region of Nova Scotia, in the heart of the Annapolis Valley of orchards. In fact, there is approximately 20 wineries and breweries around us. Backed by the Acadia University drawing in people from all over the world.

  1. Michael Sellick – Owner of The Crochet Crowd Studio
  2. Yarn Stores of Nova Scotia Map

Located just outside of Wolfville in the little town of Greenwich on Highway 1.

Our Stitch Socials are free to attend.

Introducing our Studio

Our move to Nova Scotia was a personal one and with our company in mind. Repositioning ourselves into a community that is diverse, accessible and thriving in arts. The yarn arts are no stranger to this part of Canada. In fact, there are 4 locations to buy yarn surrounding our home.

So the area has yarn shops for all levels of crocheters and knitters. I was considering a retail store myself but have decided against it. With our traveling and work schedule of content production, adding in a business portion with fixed hours and inventory control, it would be too much for us to manage. So that’s been axed!

So I kept going over the idea of Stitch Socials at our Yarn Studio on our property. Would be nice for a weekly social. However, the problem with Stitch Socials, you can run out of things to crochet and people do lose interest. So during a long drive, Daniel and I were tossing the idea of Stitch Socials. We know how to run it, how to set it up based on our live events on the cruise ships and more. So Daniel presented the idea of making the Stitch Social a function that is goal oriented! He says, “You love to make sculptures out of crochet / yarn, how about creating a group that is artistic based on making sculptures as a group? There are many groups that crochet or knit for charity, how about doing something more with making a social impact with display exhibits!” 

Daniel’s idea hits my heart hard. I love sculpture making the most in crochet. However, it’s better to have a team of people based on size and timing. The recognition after a sculpture is done is undeniably rewarding. People who view the sculptures are in awe.

Nutcracker Creativity
Nutcracker Creativity

The Art of Sculpture Making

I love this form of crochet the most. It requires mental skills, hand skills and unlimited opportunities for direction on which way the sculpture will go. From the vision on paper to working piece by piece. A colour of yarn can change the direction of a project and spark new ideas.

Sculpture making isn’t hard if you look at the artistic sculpture as shapes. Each shape comes together to form the final look.

If you know how to crochet, you can be a crochet sculpture maker.

The Vision Boards & Future Goals

Before we begin a sculpture, we brainstorm topics that will have social impact. Things that people can recognize or may be drawn to for a memory reminder. So our goal is simple. Look to the Town of Wolfville and see what is up with the vibe of the community.

Where can the sculptures go for exhibit? Maybe we can align with a musical or theatre production for a lobby exhibit or perhaps maybe as a stage prop.

We would not object for the sculptures to be put on loan for exhibits like we have with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa with our Nutcrackers. The non-community loans would entail the person / place wanting to exhibit would handle the shipping costs of picking it up and returning it back to us.

Nutcracker Frame
Nutcracker Frame, Kevin Price

The Workshop

Part of the reason of starting in Fall 2018 is to allow us to buy equipment, place yarn orders and prepare our studio for a working environment. From classroom set up to purchase tables, chairs to allowing our workspace to be interchangeable from classroom set up to Sculpture Group Pods.

The workshop will include tools to create the structures that we will crochet upon. Once the structure is done, we then begin stitching our way to the finish line.

Daniel will be our Leader in Creativity and Vision. Combined with your ideas. Daniel has incredible vision in advance. From colour matching to conceptual ideas. Of course, each member has an opportunity to express their own creativity in the exhibit as well.

With Any Stitch Social Gathering

Our concept is for experienced beginners and beyond. With any stitch social gatherings we have done. You learn a lot from sitting with other crocheters. Our groups that attend our events are usually very energetic. Our goal is to have fun and do something amazing together as a stitch community.

 

10 thoughts on “The Crochet Crowd Yarn Studio

  1. Sadly I am just a bit too far to travel weekly, I am right next door in New Brunswick. Welcome to the Maritimes, you will absolutely love it here! (especially in the summer ?)

  2. Looks like a beautiful and fun place to live. Lots of adventures in your future! Just don’t have so much fun you forget us…LOL!! Really happy for you guys. This change will be good for you both I’m sure. Much love!

  3. Wish I lived closer to participate. Thank you, thank you for so many wonderful patterns and videos. Both of my daughters came for Christmas and picked out several afghans apiece with your designs at the forefront. Best Christmas present ever that they appreciate my creations! Wishing you great happiness and success.

  4. Sadly I live in Virginia USA but if I lived close enough to travel to your location I would most certainly enjoy being part of this group and would gladly pay for membership. Good luck and I will pray for it to all work out the way you would like it. 🙂

  5. Sounds like a great idea! Another thought… Would you be interested in holding crochet weekends? Sort of like they do for scrapbooking? There are a lot of great B&B’s that we could stay, etc. Either way, can’t wait to see what you guys come up with. <3

  6. This would be such fun! I hope that you will post photos of the group and projects for those of us who live far far away (like me, in Sydney, Australia.) It might inspire branches of Crochet Crowd fans to get together and make their own sculptures.

  7. This is a great idea and I wish I lived closer. It is a great idea for people who share your love of crochet and Daniel’s creativity. Art inspired people might be interested in learning a new way to express their creativity. For people who already crochet, it would be a way to learn new things and how to step it up a notch or two. I would really love something like this and would participate if I didn’t live in Florida.

  8. Wishing you and Daniel a Happy Christmas and much love in 2018! Sad to see you go, but Nova Scotia sounds like a perfect fit for you two!!! All that you have done for the crochet community and all the videos, it is so creative and appreciated. You taught me to crochet after knitting for over 20 years. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, I had to adapt and change my hobby. You are such an inspiration and fun loving person, and Daniel is awesome and so funny as well. I wish you such success!!!
    Hugs
    Kirsten Ouellette ❤️????

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