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Title: Halifax?
Post by: audra on November 26, 2003 06:53:20 AM
*hopeful smile*


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: audra on December 14, 2003 11:30:53 AM
nobody? really?


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: Marissa on December 24, 2003 06:09:15 PM
I'm in Halifax!


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: cupKate on January 14, 2004 11:20:33 AM
i'm in halifax!!


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: starlings on January 15, 2004 12:00:37 PM
Okay, Audra, I'll take the bait.

For knitting:
L.K. Yarns in the Hydrostone Market, 5545 Young St.
A good LYS that carries a wide variety of yarns, including the prosaic (Patons acrylic), reliable basics (Briggs & Little worsteds), novelty (Snowflake, Fun Fur, etc), to luxury and handpainted yarns like Kureyon.  The store also carries a handpainted yarns from The Fleece Artist (see below).  There is a small selection of  needles and notions.  You shouldn't go expecting to find the size you want.

The Fleece Artist, 1174 Mineville Road (Near Lawrencetown Beach)
http://www.fleeceartist.com/ (the website's a bit of a mess)
A wonderland of handpainted luxury fibres.  Coned yarns.  A wide selection of Addi Turbo, Brittany birch and bamboo needles.

Tradewind Knitwear Designs, Dartmouth (434-5179)
http://www.tradewindknits.com/
The home-based mail-order business of master knitter Lucy Neatby.  Call to visit; she's often out of town.  She carries needles (including Crystal Palace sock needles), great notions (coil-less safety pins, blocking wires...) and some yarns (Shelridge Farms merino, self-patterning sock yarns, New Zealand lace yarn).  

For knitters with some experience, I highly recommend Lucy Neatby's workshops at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design on Barrington St. <http://www.craft-design.gov.ns.ca/>

For sewing:
I haven't done much sewing since moving here, but I just got a new machine, so I'll soon know more. I do know that Fabricville, now located in the West End Mall, has the best fabric selection.

For general crafting supplies, the NSCAD Bookstore is great - PVA, bone folders, x-actos, many kinds of straight-edge, papers, even some nice, cheap yarns.

Mimi


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: ruby-soho on January 20, 2004 10:46:20 AM
Hey Ladies!

I'm also in Halifax.  


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: starlings on January 22, 2004 02:08:40 PM
So, anything to add?


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: lonely--girl on February 03, 2004 08:06:13 AM
hellooo, i'm in halifax as well

i can add a few places for sewing, since i've spent far too much time in each one of these stores.

fabricland (or is it fabricville...i can't remember which) does have a nice big selsection of stuff, like you said, located in the bayer road shopping centre. there is also one on portland street in dartmouth, but not quite as big.

atlantic fabrics (one on the bedford highway, one of strawberry hill in halifax, and there's another somewhere in dartmouth) is a bit of a messy store; it looks a bit junky, but they have quite a bit too. they also have a craft selection, although not a fabulous one, but good for the basics.

for quilting, there's a little shop on the bedford highway called the cotton patch. they have good quality cottons, but the last time i was there, i wasn't impressed with their pattern selection, and went home empty handed.

there's also a store on the way to wolfeville, called the avenport general store (you can see it from the highway)....and it really is a general store, with tools in the front, food and junky things in the middle, and a huge selestion of cotton in the back. i think they have something like 2000 bolts of cotton.

there used to be more places, but some of them have closed up. i'll let you know if i can think of anything else

lucy


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: zee Q. on February 09, 2004 08:50:28 AM
hi,

Sometimes I've been able to find deals on fabric at SallyAnn, Frenchy's etc... It's ok if you are not looking for a specific pattern or quantity - of course that is also how i've ended up with a cupboard filled with misc. fabrics.
I've also been sewing with a lot of old sheets and recycled t-shirts, etc. because I'm really poor right now and it's tough to get out to a lot of places without a car.

Sue


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: downeaster_alexa on February 09, 2004 03:36:45 PM
I'm new to the area (originally from Houston, TX).  SallyAnn is the Salvation Army, right?  I never thought about looking at Frenchy's for fabric, so thanks for that suggestion. Which Frenchy's do you go to?

Another place that I came across for craft stuff is downstairs from Crafts Canada (I think, it's right next store to the fabric store at Bayers Road Shopping Center) is basically a clearance center for Crafts Canada.  I bought 2 unfinished lamp shades, a ton of ribbon, and sponge brushes for under $7 the other day.


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: hero88 on February 11, 2004 04:00:21 PM
Hello Halifax!
Yeah, that discount store under Crafts Canada (I think it's their 'unsellable' stuff store) is great for cheap finds.  If you're looking for some cheap interfacing (or flourescent pink and green ribbons!) it's where to look!
Too bad if you're new to town...  you probably missed the wicked moving sale at Fabricville this summer...
If you're car-less like me, the Salvation Army on Queen yields up some surprisingly great finds for such a small store.  And if you've snapped a needle and don't want to pay bus fare to get to the fabric store, the hobby shop by the Spring Garden Library also has some stuff.  No fabric though.  If you're into cross-stitch or needle work it's pretty well stocked.


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: KraftyKat on March 12, 2004 07:17:35 PM
heya!
i'm here in halifax too! well, sort of... i live in sackville. anyway, i can't drive so my mum is my personal taxi cab, but is getting annoyed at driving all around the city all day. know of any good thrift stores around the sackville bedford area? anybody?


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: Hallie on March 15, 2004 12:57:53 PM
Hi, I am in Halifax as well!

I am having a hrad time to find any decent wax for candles, checked Crafts Canada and they do not have much for candles?



Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: starlings on March 15, 2004 03:40:09 PM
Hi Hallie,

I don't know too much about candlemaking, but if it's beeswax you're after, you can buy it at the NSCAD student art store.  There are also people who sell chunks of it at the Brewery Market - in the basement, in the little room where the goat cheese people are.



Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: Hallie on March 15, 2004 06:06:30 PM
Thaks, I will definitly check that out!

I order it online, but it costs so much to ship, almost half the price!


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: shimmeryhz on March 18, 2004 06:08:20 PM
Yes! Value Village is also a treasure trove for unused yarn!

Good to see all craties here!

Thanks,
Julie


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: starlings on March 30, 2004 07:45:10 PM
I've never had very much luck finding yarn at Value Village, although I did once get a bag full of odd-coloured vintage beehive baby yarn.

However, on my way to the Dartmouth VV today, I noticed that a yarn store is opening on Portland Street.  It's called "Tangled Skeins".  Hm.  Don't know if I'd pay for those, but it is a good development!


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: joey on April 04, 2004 11:53:08 AM
I'm in Halifax as well :)

Some random questions:
- does anyone know where I could buy a steel magnetic bulletin board in town?  I've tried walmart, staples, home depot, and kent.  I found a really nice Umbra one in Attica, but it was $$ ($40, I think).  

Starlings, where on Portland is the new yarn shop?  

Thanks!


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: starlings on April 04, 2004 01:25:06 PM
Can't help you with the bulletin board, but I'll keep thinking.

The yarn store is near the taxi stand, at the corner near the value village.


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: joey on April 06, 2004 09:28:16 AM
Can't help you with the bulletin board, but I'll keep thinking.

The yarn store is near the taxi stand, at the corner near the value village.


Oh, great :)  I can stop by the next time I go to Value Village.  Love that store.


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: chainreaction on April 11, 2004 12:47:50 PM

right now i'm in bathurst, nb.

but i'll be in halifax next year at dal.


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: sassoet on April 12, 2004 08:18:24 PM
I am also from Halifax. There aren't too many places to go, but lots of creative people....
For fabric scraps you can go to Chintzy's on Birmingham street (across from City Center Atlantic) they often have beautiful F. Schumacher pieces for a buck or two...Just ignore the owner - she's pretty crusty...I used to work there....


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: joey on April 15, 2004 01:24:42 PM
Thanks for the Chintzy's recommendation :)  I've walked by many times but have never gone in.

Just wondering if anyone knows where you can get grosgrain ribbon in town.  I've tried the Fabricville on Bayers Road and Crafts Canada next door.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: audra on May 08, 2004 01:09:33 PM
I didn't know this thread had been replied to.  I thought it was set up to let me know when folks replied to the threads I started, since I always forget to check message boards.

I very much want to check out the Hen House, now that it's in the Hydrostone Market.  And I miss kin, on Gottingen Street. 

Now I'm gonna go back and read this thread.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: joey on May 10, 2004 11:58:38 AM
I didn't know this thread had been replied to.  I thought it was set up to let me know when folks replied to the threads I started, since I always forget to check message boards.

I very much want to check out the Hen House, now that it's in the Hydrostone Market.  And I miss kin, on Gottingen Street. 

Now I'm gonna go back and read this thread.

There's some great stuff in the hen house, but I can't afford most of it :(  They had a gorgeous butcher block there a few months ago.  Also, some fun felted things.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Heatherb on July 05, 2004 03:28:24 PM
Joey - If you are still looking for a metal bulletin board, have you considered a large cookie sheet.  There's a restaurant supply store on Lady Hammond, they might have one without the turned up edging.  Or, check out a sheet metal supplier, like L.E. Cruickshanks.

Hope that helps  :)


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: thefakeasassain on August 12, 2004 06:31:43 PM
Don't know if anyone cares anymore, but...

I'm from Halifax too. :)

Frenchy's is my favourite place to shop, and Atlantic Fabrics also. I'm going to check out the Salvation Army tomorrow.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: joey on August 13, 2004 06:51:55 AM
TFA - How is Frenchy's?  I've been thinking of going to the one on Barrington st, but it's a bit out of the way.  I highly recommend Value Village, I've found the best stuff there.

Also, if anyone has a desire to have upholstry scraps for cheap, Chintzy's has two huge bins of samples and remnants for $1 - 2 each. 


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: thefakeasassain on August 13, 2004 09:33:05 AM
Frenchy's is awesome. The last time I was there they had a "Remnents" bin with scraps of fabric and odds and ends. They also had a whole box of sewing patterns, but I didn't really check them out. I like buying clothes there so I can cut them up and experiment with them. I live near the one in Spryfield.

I've never heard of Chintzy's. I must visit it sometime.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: thefakeasassain on August 14, 2004 06:51:23 PM
Oh, and I was wondering where in town I could a lot of patches or buttons really cheap...? Or at least reasonably priced. My parents do not wish to buy me a brand new backpack so I want to re-vamp mine.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Tere on August 31, 2004 04:59:08 PM
Hi!
I live in Clayton Park, Halifax. I've been to L K Yarns, and its great but I find it hard to get to. I've been looking for some of the yarn brands mentioned in Stitch n Bitch, and haven't found many (Apalca, Brown Sheep, Elite). Has anyone found anything good at Walmart?

Tere


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Katycanada1981 on September 11, 2004 12:00:20 PM
Sometimes in Halifax....now in Toronto.....grew up there though - yum Fabricville.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: downeaster_alexa on September 15, 2004 01:44:17 PM
thefakeassassin, you probably already have your backpack done, but if not, check Frenchy's for buttons. My MIL does art quilting and is always using buttons for different quilt art projects and she goes crazy in the button section every time I've been in a Frenchy's with her.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: thefakeasassain on September 15, 2004 05:58:31 PM
Yeah, I do have it done now, but thanks for sharing. I still couldn't find a bunch of buttons, so I just stencilled a whole bunch of stuff on it. I should check Frenchy's out some other time.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: sillyrabbit on October 03, 2004 01:29:54 PM
Hey.... Another Haligonian.  ;D


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: ponyup on October 05, 2004 01:19:30 PM
heya!
i'm here in halifax too! well, sort of... i live in sackville. anyway, i can't drive so my mum is my personal taxi cab, but is getting annoyed at driving all around the city all day. know of any good thrift stores around the sackville bedford area? anybody?

i am in halifax too!

for your question; frenchy's is the only place i can think of.


Title: Re:Halifax?
Post by: Freelancer on December 03, 2004 08:51:20 AM

- does anyone know where I could buy a steel magnetic bulletin board in town?  I've tried walmart, staples, home depot, and kent.  I found a really nice Umbra one in Attica, but it was $$ ($40, I think).   



I realize this question was posed a while ago, but just in case, if you buy a flat sheet of duct material from HomeDepot it makes a great magnetic board.  You can punch two holes near the top with a hammer and nail to hang it on hooks or thread a wire through for hanging.  Each sheet is approximately 0.5 m x 1 m and costs $3.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: daniellethorne on December 04, 2004 06:46:10 AM
i'm in Dartmouth  :)


Title: Tangled Skeins-you should go!
Post by: Tere on December 17, 2004 03:29:23 PM
Hey there, fellow Haligonians  :),
I just wanted to mention that if you haven't been to Tangled Skeins yarn shop in Dartmouth, you should check it out. Its..perfect! The perfect yarn store. They carry a lot of the yarns mentioned in Stitch n Bitch (in fact there are a few examples of garments made from the book in the store), and they carry Rowan, which they don't at LK Yarns. It really is beautiful in there; everything you could want in yarn. Also they have really cute needles and needle cases (nothing flowered) Best of all the people working there are NICE  :)

I don't mean any offense to the owner of LK Yarns, but I find I never really enjoy going there. I feel like the prices are a bit steep and I feel a bit...out of place, I guess, going in there. Anyway, the people at Tangled Skeins are more approachable, and I think thats important in a yarn store.
Tere


Title: Re: Tangled Skeins-you should go!
Post by: ponyup on January 08, 2005 08:09:46 PM
Hey there, fellow Haligonians  :),
I just wanted to mention that if you haven't been to Tangled Skeins yarn shop in Dartmouth, you should check it out. Its..perfect! The perfect yarn store. They carry a lot of the yarns mentioned in Stitch n Bitch (in fact there are a few examples of garments made from the book in the store), and they carry Rowan, which they don't at LK Yarns. It really is beautiful in there; everything you could want in yarn. Also they have really cute needles and needle cases (nothing flowered) Best of all the people working there are NICE  :)

I don't mean any offense to the owner of LK Yarns, but I find I never really enjoy going there. I feel like the prices are a bit steep and I feel a bit...out of place, I guess, going in there. Anyway, the people at Tangled Skeins are more approachable, and I think thats important in a yarn store.
Tere

thanks for the information! another person from halifax (or just outside) here, and have been looking for a good yarn store. how are the prices, on average?


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: starlings on January 09, 2005 08:21:47 AM
Tangled Skeins is a really nice store. The owner actually special-ordered a single skein of kidsilk haze for me. I'd say that most of the yarns there are great for small projects - lots of luxury fibers and somewhat expensive yarns, although she carries Inca Gold, which is a really good buy for the quality and yardage.



Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Julia Thorne on January 23, 2005 06:23:59 AM
Since we're on our 3rd blizzard in a week, I propose a Halisnowday-craft-a-long.  I definitely have other things that I can do, but I think we should take advantage of these blustery days when the city shuts down to do a bit of crafting as well. 

Today, I have an assignment and a paper to work on, but I will also find time to work on the felted mittens that I started yesterday.  Lucky that my friends and I chose yesterday to visit Tangled Skeins!

Happy snowday crafting, and stay warm! 


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: starlings on January 23, 2005 06:33:04 AM
Nice idea, Julia. I have seaming to finish on a poncho. I'll do it in the snowday craft-along spirit.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: jacko on March 07, 2005 12:03:52 PM
i kind missed out on the whole conversation until today, but i also live in halifax


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Tere on March 07, 2005 04:52:53 PM
Oh, cool, where exactly in halifax? I'm in Clayton Park, and am a student ay NSCAD :)
Tere


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: downeaster_alexa on March 12, 2005 10:02:26 AM
Tere, I'm over in Clayton Park West *waves*

I have some potentially exciting news for HRM crafters. A few weeks back I was perusing one of the job boards (Careerbuilder, I think) and noticed an advertisement for Michael's looking to hire management for a new store in Halifax. One of the biggest things I have missed about living in the States was Michael's, which is a huge, relatively inexpensive craft store. They sell all kinds of yarns, sewing materials, jewelry supplies, floral design, woodworking, doll-making suppllies, and just about any other crafty material you can think of. My suspicison is that they might be building it down in Bayer's Lake right by where they are putting in Old Navy.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Tere on March 12, 2005 12:13:26 PM
No way!! That would be great! Crafts Canada is ok for some things, but I find it to be a bit on the cheap side.
Thanks for the info, and I hope your power is back on :)
Tere


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: downeaster_alexa on March 12, 2005 01:09:41 PM
Crafts Canada got a bit better late last year, but it's still nowhere near as good as my old faves, Michael's and Hobby Lobby. Another interesting place to check out if you do anything with beads/jewelry, paper, or clay is the Photo Memories/Carsand Mosher store out in Bayer's Lake. I went in there just looking for a 1/2" hole punch for marble magnets and was really surprised at all of the other stuff they carried.

Fortunately, no power outages yet in my part of the neighborhood. It's pretty nasty out!

 


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: spinster on March 25, 2005 04:43:21 PM
hi there all
i am also in halifax
i have to agree with you tere, about lk yarns. they have some nice stuff there (particularly the fleece artist stuff, although very expensive) but i find the staff, save for one young woman, to be rude and they act as though i do not deserve to be in there buying thier yarn.. has anyone else noticed this?
so thanks for the advice re:tangled skeins.. where exactly is it in dartmouth?

aslo, has anyone ever taken the weaving course at the n.s cente for craft and design? i'm thinking od doing it this spring, but wanted some fedback..




Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: starlings on March 25, 2005 06:49:03 PM
i find the staff, save for one young woman, to be rude and they act as though i do not deserve to be in there buying thier yarn.. has anyone else noticed this?
so thanks for the advice re:tangled skeins.. where exactly is it in dartmouth?

I've been going to LK pretty much since it opened, and I've bought quite a bit of stuff there, so I think I have the benefit of being familiar. I do know what you mean, though. I think they can seem a bit aloof - not snobby, just a little cold. To tell you the truth, I think they're just not the most socialble people, which makes you wonder about why they'd want to own and work in a store. My biggest complaint about the store would be the low lighting and the clutter. 

Tangled Skeins is a pretty marked contrast. The owner is friendly, the store's well lit and neatly stocked with some very nice yarns. If you find LK expensive, you won't find relief there though, the yarns are generally pretty pricey - Rowan, Debbie Bliss and Colinette are among them.

If you're ever in Mahone Bay, on the other hand, don't miss "Have a Yarn" - it is one of the best stores I've been to anywhere. They favour range of colours over range of brands, so you'll find great yarns like Galaway, Inca Golda and sock yarns in colours you've never seen.

Fleece Artist yarns may seen expensive, but consider the yardage! When you do the math they often work out to be fairly reasonable - those 25 - 50 gram balls can really add up. I'm really happy that they are doing more solids. Those colours are really beautiful.

As for the weaving class, I haven't taken one there (although I've done a few of Lucy Neatby's mind-blowing knitting classes). You might want to check out the NSCAD con-ed department too. The classes there are expensive, though.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Tere on March 26, 2005 08:25:50 AM
Its so nice to hear from all you Haligonians  :D
Thanks for the info regarding Have a Yarn, Starlings.
Spinster, Tangled Skeins is on Portland Street, near the Value Village. So if you took the bus from Halifax, you could take something to the bridge and then get the 61 (actually i think there are a couple others, too) to the corner of Portland and King and walk from there. You'll pass a Salvation Army store, a small art supply shop, an old-looking drugstore.On a nice day, you could probably walk from  Alderney Gate and get there in 20 minutes or so. The city bus map is very helpful if you're still unsure--its on the metro transit website. Another nice thing about Tangled Skeins is that they carry Rowan yarns and books... :P
Also, there is a large textiles dept at NSCAD and they offer courses in weaving. You may want to check out their website. I'm actually taking an Introductory Weaving course next fall.
Tere


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: spinster on March 27, 2005 09:26:00 AM
thanks for your responses, i will definitely check out tangles skiens, and i have a good friend who lives outside of mahone bay so next time i am there i will check out Have a Yarn.. sounds delectable..
i guess you are right, starlings, what i took as rudeness is probably someting more like coldness, and i agree with you that folks like that may do better outside of a customer-oriented career... also, i may check out the knitting class you recomended..thanks..

i'm just curious if any of you are participating in or going to the wearable art show?


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Tere on March 27, 2005 02:15:10 PM
The Wearable Art Show---for shizzle. I'm really looking forward to it, and it will my first time going.  You?
:)Tere


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: spinster on March 28, 2005 03:48:29 PM
yes, i too will be there, unless of course my daughters are having a tough night, which i don't anticipate..
i'm excited..it's also my first time.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: blueblythe on April 06, 2005 10:13:56 AM
Hello
I'm in Halifax too. I'd definitely recommend taking weaving at NSCAD. I graduated from there in textiles a few years ago. Yay to Michaels. Hope the rumour is true.
Blythe


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Tere on April 06, 2005 01:54:44 PM
Hey Blythe,
Glad to hear you liked weaving at NSCAD. What are you up to now?Are you still weaving? I'm always wondering what one could do with a degree in textiles.
Tere :)


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: blueblythe on April 08, 2005 07:10:02 PM
Tere,

I'm sad to say I'm not doing as much with my weaving degree as I could be. I'm working in a store selling hand made stuff and being crafty in my spare time. I have a weaving loom that often feels very neglected but I'm moving at the end of the month to a bigger apartment and I'm hoping that having a nice studio in my apartment will encourage me to weave more. I'd like to start a business eventually but to start one I need money which involves working, then there's no time to weave. Vicious cycle.

Blythe


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: starlings on April 20, 2005 07:00:06 AM
Has anyone seen the dog hair scarves at Junk and Foibles? They're shockingly soft and the colours are just beautiful.



Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: morbid_freak on May 04, 2005 05:10:28 PM
HEY ALL! I'm not in Hali but I'm in Sydney... only some four hours-ish away lol. In grade 11 and I'm hoping to get into NSCAD after I graduate... which will probably never happen but hey, I can always try right. Damn you Haligonians and your awesome stores. We have nothing like that here:( Can't wait to leave.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: starlings on May 04, 2005 08:55:49 PM
I was just in Sydney recently, and for the first time, teaching a workshop through Visual Arts Nova Scotia. I understand that it can be a difficult place to live, but hang in there. There is a really active and lively creative community there.

I know what you mean about Halifax having so many stores and stuff by comparison, though. I felt pretty dumb for ever having complained about not having been able to get x or y in Halifax. Sydney really put things into perspective for me. But it also reminded me that it's people, and not stuff, that makes a place what it is.

I'm guessing that you already know about the CB Centre for Craft and Design, I guess the workshops might be helpful in getting a porfolio together.

And you're not all THAT far from Baddeck (okay, kind of far), and one of the best yarn stores around - Baddeck Yarns!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: lil_caro on May 06, 2005 05:32:57 PM
I'm in Halifax too. i just joined this forum today and I love it. I go to NSCAD, I'm majoring in jewellery and metalsmithing. Fibre arts definately seem to be the popular crafts on this site. I was in the wearable arts show, did anybody here go or participate in it? oh yeah, I just learned how to knit and some friends and I are starting a stitch and bitch this summer if anyone is interested.

                                                                                                                   caro


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Tere on May 07, 2005 06:34:38 AM
Nice to meet you, I go to NSCAD too :) I can't wait for the fall, to go back!
Tere


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: lil_caro on May 07, 2005 08:14:11 AM
I'm actually going in the summer. Courses start on monday. Fall will be my last semester, what year are you in?


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Tere on May 08, 2005 09:36:34 AM
I've only done one year, but as I have transfer credits I'm hoping to speed things up and finish in another two (I'd  stay forever if I had the money though).
What do you plan on doing when you finish?
Tere :)


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: blueblythe on June 17, 2005 04:33:17 PM
Just wondering if anyone here wanted to get together to do all things crafty. Maybe start up a crafting club?


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: spinster on June 19, 2005 06:40:15 AM
hey, welcome to craftster lil_caro!
i would be very much interested in going a stitch n bitch, if you were starting one. i tried contacting the girls who do one through dal, but they didn't return my emails.. just name the time and place and i will be there!

and, blueblythe, i'd also be into a more general crafting club..i've got two kddos at home, so it's not always easy to find the space or time to do all the crafty stuff i want to do..were you thinking of having it at someones home or another location?
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oh yeah..i'm kinda jealous of all you nscadders.. i have intentions to going to art school (although not nscad), but not for at least another year (my kids are still toddlers)..i'm thinking of taking the fibre arts program at kootenay school of the arts in nelson, bc when my husband goes there for the carpentry/furniture design program..


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: blueblythe on June 19, 2005 07:18:17 AM
Depending on how many people were interested I could do a craft club at my apartment. If it was a lot of people i'd rather meet somewhere. I'd also be interested in a stitch and bitch.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: morgaroo on June 22, 2005 07:14:28 PM
The Halifax Stitch and Bitch is finally here!!!  It is just one month old and we would LOVE to see all of you! 
Right now we're meeting Wed. nites at 7:30ish at the Uncommon Grounds on the corner of South Park and Victoria.  They have comfy couches and are open 'til 10pm. (They also have amazing oatcakes)
If you have any questions please pm me or better yet drop me a line at my blog http://pomoboho.blogspot.com
Other members include
http://bitsofhappy.blogspot.com and
http://slomoeknits.blogspot.com
I hope you come check it out!
xoxoxomorgan
ps  I'm also doing summer courses at nscad :)


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: spinster on June 22, 2005 07:37:03 PM
cool morgaroo..
i will be there one of these nights..
is this snb hte same as th eone i saw a sign for in dio mio.. i emailed and never heard back..
anyhoo..
blueblythe i'd still be interested in a crafting club.. i desperately need some embroidery help!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: MaraschinoMuffin on June 30, 2005 10:36:52 AM
AUDRA! I dont live in Halifax, but I am you're cousin. ;D I Booked the flights to come visit you! :-*


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: lil_caro on June 30, 2005 11:05:31 AM
hey Spinster, I went to KSA before coming to NSCAD. Nelson is great! it's such a unique and beautiful place. I took the first year fibre arts program, Maggie and Angelica are wonderful teachers. I really want to felt again, it's something that is focused on in first year.

I'm totalling going to the S n' B! I'll be there next week. Where is Victoria st?


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: spinster on July 06, 2005 07:13:51 AM
lil_caro, i'd love to talk to you about ksa victori street is in the south end, and the coffee shop is at the base of a big apartment building. it's easy to find..



Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: lil_caro on July 14, 2005 10:15:39 AM
Hey crafty people!

come to the Gottingen Street Summer Sidewalk Market and participate in the craft events put on by the eyelevelgallery starting Saturdays from July 23rd to August 13th.


Saturday July 23rd - Stitch & Bitch knitting party

Saturday July 30th - printed matter/bookmaking workshop

Saturday August 6th - arts & crafts sale

Saturday August 13th - fabric arts workshop

all events will take place outside of the eyelevelgallery at 2128 Gottingen st.

for any information please contact
Carolyn at [email protected]

hope to see you all there!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: downeaster_alexa on July 14, 2005 10:57:17 AM
blueblythe, I would definitely be interested in a general crafting club.

I have some good news. I posted ages ago that I suspected that we were going to get a Michael's here. I'm happy to report that I was correct. According to my friend, his company has been awarded contracts for a bunch of construction projects down in Bayer's Lake. One of them is Michael's! If I understood him correctly, it will be right by the new Old Navy that is going up at the bottom of the driveway that is between the movie theater and the furniture store (either Lazy Boy or a mattress place, I think).



Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: blueblythe on July 14, 2005 11:23:43 AM
yippeee to Michaels!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'd still love to do some kind of crafting club but my work schedule varies from week to week and some nights i work till 9 so I don't know how I could work it. Who ever is interested what times are best for you? I'd be happy to have people come over to my apartment.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: starlings on July 15, 2005 11:45:21 AM
Hey Halifax Craftsters, would any of you be interested in participating in a focus group about a proposed new knitting- and craft-related business in central Halifax?

The session would take place towards the end of the month. There would be a craft-related gift for all participants.

If you're interested, PM/IM or email me with your contact info (email, phone) and I'll forward it to the consultant who is organizing the session.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: downeaster_alexa on July 18, 2005 12:18:50 PM
Evenings are good for me and afternoons on the weekend, blueblythe.

I'm definitely interested, starlings. I just sent you an e-mail.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: lil_caro on August 02, 2005 08:38:21 AM
Craft sale!

On Saturday August 6th eyelevelgallery will be hosting a craft sale. The event will be in conjuction with the Gottingen St Summer Market and will take place outside the gallery at 2128 Gottingen St.

if interested in selling work please contact Carolyn at 425-6412 or [email protected]

Hope to see you all there!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: brokenpencil on August 06, 2005 12:27:09 PM
i'm in halifax as well..

I usually go to Walmart and Alantic Fabrics. (close to where i live) Their"cool" fabric is usually expensive..but once in a while you can find some cool stuff. I know alot of the time Fabricville has some stuf..and they just had a summer sale..which was nice. I Think they have some fabric at Value villige to. (not toattaly sure)


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: lil_caro on August 13, 2005 10:52:49 AM
 Hey everybody! come to the North End Stitch & Bitch and general crafting club starting this Thursday August 18 at 7 p.m. at the One World Cafe on Acricola St.

Hope to see you there!

                                   Caro


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: .francesca on August 13, 2005 10:58:37 AM
Yay! This is going to be a great way to meet other crafters and get a chance to learn other crafts!

meet us for tea and cookies! and crafts!

see you thursday!

francesca


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: .francesca on September 13, 2005 08:48:17 PM
i just wanted to mention that we're still meeting at the one world cafe on thursday nights for crafts. last week we did a fabric craft/brooch workshop that went really well, this week i think we're back to working on individual projects. if you can come out we'd love to have you!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: whiterabbit on September 17, 2005 01:10:00 PM
Does anybody know what happened to the Halifax Stitch 'n' Bitch?


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: lil_caro on September 24, 2005 08:51:08 AM
Next Thursday Sept. 29th the north end craft group will be cancelled, but will continue again the following week at One World cafe.


                                                 


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: busybee on September 30, 2005 07:31:07 AM
hey everyone! im super new to halifax, just started @ dal the first of the month!

maybe i already missed it, but where is the closest michaels?  :-[

closest as in closest to dal haha..lets face it, im a bit lazy


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: downeaster_alexa on October 09, 2005 09:09:23 AM
No Michael's in Halifax yet, busybee. However, they are building one down in Bayer's Lake. I'm guessing it will be open towards the end of this month or in November based on how the construction appears to be progressing.

When it does open up, if you don't have a car, take the 1, 10, or 14 to Mumford and hook up with the 52, which will take you right down to Bayer's Lake.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: morgaroo on October 16, 2005 01:09:59 PM
Halifax S&B is still on every Wed. 7-10 at Uncommon Grounds, Victoria rd and South Park.  Attendance is spotty at best (I havn't been in 2 months b/c of nite classes) but I'm drawing up some posters and will post them soon now that everyone is settled in after back to school and such.  I hope that helps!!!
I really want to get up to the One World group soon!

I also wanted to announce that the 2nd Unique Fashion Bonanza is happening at the Khyber Nov.5th.  I will post again sooner to, when we have our website up and running.  There will be knits, punk/goth clothing, handbags, boho shawls, beaded jewlery, yoga accessories a DJ and door prizes! (and otheer stuff I can't think of right now) Any questions, please message me at my blog.  I would love to meet some craftster ladies!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: lil_caro on October 17, 2005 07:51:01 PM
Hey,

we are  now meeting at the One World cafe on Mondays at 7 p.m.

come by and make stuff!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: morgaroo on November 02, 2005 09:22:43 PM
Our site is up: http:///uniquefashionbonanza.com (http:///uniquefashionbonanza.com).  I feel weird posting it as I seem to be the only one who sent in her info!  Keep checking back to hear about the other fab ladies, and come down Sat, Nov.5 11-4 at the khyber.  Message me at my blog if you'd like info about being in the next show!
ps lil_caro, I'm going to try and come next monday :)


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: .francesca on November 11, 2005 03:54:14 PM
Hey,

we are  now meeting at the One World cafe on Mondays at 7 p.m.

come by and make stuff!


yep! the kraft klatsch meets at one world cafe, corner of agricola and west, on monday nights at 7. one world is open till 11pm! we get the couch ;)

we're super friendly, promise.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Aura on November 12, 2005 06:47:17 PM
Hey All!

Been a lukerer on and off a little bit for awhile... I never saw this thread before, but when I saw it I finally signed up to get involved!

I lived in Hali much of my life, but been crafting all of it! (Hurray for having a crafty mom!) Currently I live up north, but I shall be moving back to Hali come Jan for school (MSVU) I really want to get involved when I get back, so I thought it'd be cool to start getting to know you ladies now!



Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: starlings on November 16, 2005 08:04:00 PM
hey halifax craftsters, I just wanted to make sure that you all know about our new knitting and needlework store on Barrington St, across from Loomis & Toles and just up the block from Junk & Foibles (a lot of &s in that neighbourhood!).

We're partnered with the Mud Room, and we've created a space where you can hang out and knit, learn new techniques and pick up some great yarn and supplies. We opened on Tuesday and so far the response has been really great. Drop in and say hi and let us know what you think!

Mimi




Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: cbass on November 19, 2005 05:33:55 PM
Hello Haligonian Crafters!
Is the Halifax S&B sesh strictly for those who are knitting or could I come by with my various other craft projects and chill with you gals? Somehow I don't think anyone will mind, actually. I am new to the city and it would be nice to hang with peeps of the same interest. So,is Uncommon Grounds  still the place?

Lemme know whats up and I look forward to meeting you all. 

c-bass


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: bluenail on December 18, 2005 06:09:19 AM
Hello out there!

cbass - the SnB ladies are mostly knitters with the occasional crocheter (hi Morgan!), but they're a friendly bunch. I'm sure that if you showed up with any sort of crafty item, you'd be welcomed with open arms. And yes, it's still Wednesday nights at Uncommon Grounds, starting from 7:30 until 9:30-10ish. I'm pretty new to the city, and the SnB ladies have all been really friendly and welcoming!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: charles on March 15, 2006 07:54:33 PM
the loop is wicked


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: perilously_divine on March 17, 2006 06:54:15 AM
i did not  know there was a snb around halifax.. what age groups go?


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: bluenail on April 06, 2006 09:00:32 AM
i did not  know there was a snb around halifax.. what age groups go?

I think our youngest is low 20s...and the oldest is about mid-40s? But the majority of us are smack-dab in the middle.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: strmtrprbthngst on May 20, 2006 10:41:43 AM
I've been on craftster for ages and completely forgot to come and identify myself in the halifax thread, whoops! I also second (third?) the reccomendation for The Loop. I was in today agonizing over yarn, and I think next time I'll probably suck it up and buy felting needles as well.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Clay Pants on May 28, 2006 01:53:27 PM
Ooo a Halifax thread! Hi, I'm somewhat new to crafster, been living in Halifax for over 4 years now, and man I wish I found this when I first moved here - i had no idea where to go to get craft supplies.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: dirtybunny on May 30, 2006 08:13:13 PM
Hello fabulous Halifax Craftster's!

I'm originally from Halifax  but moved to Montreal almost 6 years in persuit of fashion desgin and art! I'm going home next week for the summer (I'm tired of no beach during the hottest months of the year!). Can someone let me know if there are any new fabric stores open? My old sources there included Fabricville, Val' Village and an old home furnishing place off Spring Garden...I'm trying to avoid packing an entire suitcase of fabrics and misc pieces necessary to make bathing suits, bags and other pieces. Not to mention running all over Montreal looking for stretchy fabrics and metal hardware!

A million thanks, if I can help anyone out let me know! Please look for me at the Market starting the end of June.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: redhotcp on June 25, 2006 09:00:15 PM
IN TANTALLON! what what!? :D


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: tmontgomery on July 11, 2006 07:42:44 PM
Hey :) I'm in waverley which is well, close enough and i was wondering about the little knitting cafe i've been hearing about on Barrington St. any information about it would be lovely.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: strmtrprbthngst on July 16, 2006 09:17:15 AM
I don't know much about the loop's stock when it comes to yarn (I, uh, don't knit.) other than that it is very pretty and there are lots of different kinds and colours and that it's all stored very nicely. They sell some knitting books, too, but what I go there for is the wool I use for felting. They sell big bags of undyed stuff as well as smaller bags of mixed colours. The staff is really helpful and friendly, too. I keep meaning to go back in and show them the tomato plant dress I was working on last time I went in to buy stuff.

If you haven't already seen it, you could check out their website. http://www.theloophalifax.ca/


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: tmontgomery on July 20, 2006 10:39:27 AM
thanks  :)


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: strmtrprbthngst on July 20, 2006 03:46:48 PM
No problem.
I think one of their staff is a craftster member (try looking further back in this thread) and they probably know a great deal more about The Loop than I do.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Daisygirl on August 04, 2006 05:32:52 AM
Hi all!
I just found this thread. I'm in Dartmouth NS.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Daisygirl on August 04, 2006 05:56:36 AM
Just wanted to add I'm a sewer.  ;D

Also, I found a great deal on buttons at the Dollarama of all places this week. They have little boxes of like colored buttons in the crafty section.  They come in red, yellow, orange, pink, green and blue and there are about 50 in each box in different sizes and shapes! Fabulouso deal!!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: frogz on August 08, 2006 07:06:56 AM
I'm in Halifax too! Though I suppose right now I'm in Ottawa, though I'll be back in Hali come a few weeks. It's great to see other Haligonians on craftster!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: lcb on August 11, 2006 09:55:26 AM
What about silkscreen gear? A google search turned up SFA.....as I'm stuck in the wilds of Truro, you can see how that's aggravating.... ;D


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: _chittybangbang on September 05, 2006 08:38:00 AM
I'm in dartmouth, does anyone know where i could go to get roving?


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Daisygirl on September 05, 2006 10:10:32 AM
What's roving?


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: _chittybangbang on September 05, 2006 11:14:10 AM
wool/fiber to spin yarn, and needle felt


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Daisygirl on September 05, 2006 11:21:03 AM
Hmm...I'm not too sure.  I know there are some yarn stores in Halifax but there isn't too much in Dartmouth.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: _chittybangbang on September 05, 2006 12:01:46 PM
It can be anywhere in the metro area since its not to far :D


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: sassoet on September 05, 2006 03:23:10 PM
There is a place in Dartmouth on Portland Street just a couple of blocks up from the waterfront...I'm pretty sure they would carry roving....

I think it's called Tangled Skeins or something close to that......



Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: _chittybangbang on September 05, 2006 03:37:45 PM
thanks, i'll try looking there


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Jane2 on September 09, 2006 09:57:38 PM
Tangles Skeins IS the name of the yarn store in Dartmouth on Portland Street, sassoet (and chittybangbang).

It's a GREAT store too - friendly, and welcoming, with a wide selection of yarns and good prices too. If they don't have roving, they will be able to tell you where to get some.
(No affiliation ... I don't even get a "cut" for pimping for them.)


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: _chittybangbang on September 10, 2006 07:21:39 AM
I'll try giving them a call :)..thanks for the info ;)


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Daisygirl on September 18, 2006 03:19:13 AM
D'oh.  Tangled skeins is less than a 10 minute walk from me and I never knew it was there until it was mentioned here!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: _chittybangbang on September 18, 2006 12:21:18 PM
I drive past it alot, but never bothered to check it out. Its really not to far from me either..I'm up by penhorn.  ;)


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Jane2 on September 18, 2006 01:09:26 PM
(Sorry I haven't read through the previous 11 pages today to see if this has been mentioned before - but I don't think it has.)

Check out the Knit Out Loud website at:
http://www.halifaxknitters.blogspot.com/
It's the HRM S-n-B thingie. And has a number links for local knitting blogs - so they might know about where to get roving.
(Have you found any BTW, chittybangbang?)

Crashed this computer when trying to Copy too many details to pass on to this thread - but Tuesday evening sticks in my mind (just not sure whether that is every Tuesday or not) at Uncommon Grounds on South Park Street in Halifax. (7:30-ish?)

There used to be a S-n-B in Dartmouth as well - and maybe it is still ongoing.
You can ask at Knit Out Loud I'm sure.

I've never been to either of them. I'm too far away (in Wolfville) but I have met Stephanie and regularly read her blog - http://www.bitsofhappy.blogspot.com/.
(Please say hi to her for me IF she's there and pass along my best wishes.)

Happy knitting all,
Jane2 here (Janey other places)


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Daisygirl on September 18, 2006 02:31:35 PM
I drive past it alot, but never bothered to check it out. Its really not to far from me either..I'm up by penhorn.  ;)

You ARE close.  I'm off Pleasant Street by the ghetto Sobeys.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: _chittybangbang on September 18, 2006 03:13:31 PM
haha lmao! Yea, thats by my school.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: _chittybangbang on September 18, 2006 03:19:11 PM
(Sorry I haven't read through the previous 11 pages today to see if this has been mentioned before - but I don't think it has.)

Check out the Knit Out Loud website at:
http://www.halifaxknitters.blogspot.com/
It's the HRM S-n-B thingie. And has a number links for local knitting blogs - so they might know about where to get roving.
(Have you found any BTW, chittybangbang?)

Crashed this computer when trying to Copy too many details to pass on to this thread - but Tuesday evening sticks in my mind (just not sure whether that is every Tuesday or not) at Uncommon Grounds on South Park Street in Halifax. (7:30-ish?)

There used to be a S-n-B in Dartmouth as well - and maybe it is still ongoing.
You can ask at Knit Out Loud I'm sure.

I've never been to either of them. I'm too far away (in Wolfville) but I have met Stephanie and regularly read her blog - http://www.bitsofhappy.blogspot.com/.
(Please say hi to her for me IF she's there and pass along my best wishes.)

Happy knitting all,
Jane2 here (Janey other places)

Thanks for the info! And no i havent seen any local blogs, nor have i thought about looking at some..Thanks for the idea! Do you know of any?


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Jane2 on September 22, 2006 10:34:07 PM
Rather than me going through the whole process (because it is after 2.30 a.m. and I should have gone to bed hours ago), go to the blog I linked to on the previous page.
On the right-hand side of the page of A little Bit of Happy (scroll down a bit), Stephanie has blog links for Knitting Out Loud - HRM SnB.

Goodnight.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: strmtrprbthngst on September 29, 2006 07:33:44 PM
The Loops sells roving as well. I bought a big bag of it before I left for college. (I'm from Sackville, but I'm currently living in Ottawa.)


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: _chittybangbang on September 29, 2006 09:36:46 PM
The Loops sells roving as well. I bought a big bag of it before I left for college. (I'm from Sackville, but I'm currently living in Ottawa.)

where's the loop?? I dont know very man wool stores around here because i get everything from online or from swaps.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: strmtrprbthngst on September 30, 2006 06:38:49 PM
The Loopis on Barrington Street. It's pretty much right across the street from Loomis and Toles



Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: _chittybangbang on September 30, 2006 06:43:01 PM
OHH.. i remeber that place now! thanks for reminding me ;)


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: charles on October 03, 2006 11:51:08 PM
they also have a knitting night at the loop i think on thursdays at 6 pm. i wat to go but i'm embarrased because i am still a sucky beginner.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: sassoet on October 05, 2006 06:39:44 AM
they also have a knitting night at the loop i think on thursdays at 6 pm. i wat to go but i'm embarrased because i am still a sucky beginner.

I'm totally the same!
We should just meet up and go and be beginners together!
I wanna go to the Tuesday nights at Uncommon Grounds too....but I just can't bring myself to go....

Lori


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: f1ghter on October 05, 2006 06:46:04 AM
YES! I love that band!!!!!!!!!
ohh  :-X you're talking about yarn...i think...
sorry...
*walks sheepishly away*


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: charles on October 09, 2006 02:27:19 AM
they also have a knitting night at the loop i think on thursdays at 6 pm. i wat to go but i'm embarrased because i am still a sucky beginner.

I'm totally the same!
We should just meet up and go and be beginners together!
I wanna go to the Tuesday nights at Uncommon Grounds too....but I just can't bring myself to go....

Lori


yeah, that would be really cool. you should pm and we could arrange to go on the same night or something.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Trench Coat Flasher on October 22, 2006 08:08:01 PM
Hey, folks.  Most everyone on here seems to be a knitter.  I'm not .. but I support you guys ... in spirit.
Someone start a HFX swap!

A million thanks, if I can help anyone out let me know! Please look for me at the Market starting the end of June.

Are you still in Hali? By the "Market" I take it you mean the Sat. Farmers Market at the brewery, correct? If you're still around, do you still have something going there?

Oh hey, whatever happened to the Sun. market that was going to open on Agricola?  Anyone know?


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: charles on October 23, 2006 12:52:51 PM
Hey, folks.  Most everyone on here seems to be a knitter.  I'm not .. but I support you guys ... in spirit.
Someone start a HFX swap!

A million thanks, if I can help anyone out let me know! Please look for me at the Market starting the end of June.

Are you still in Hali? By the "Market" I take it you mean the Sat. Farmers Market at the brewery, correct? If you're still around, do you still have something going there?

Oh hey, whatever happened to the Sun. market that was going to open on Agricola?  Anyone know?

i heard about that too, i think on the coast, then it just never happened. someone should start a craft night as well. i've been to some around, but i'm usually busy and they fall on nights i can't go.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: dirtybunny on October 23, 2006 01:07:34 PM
Trench Coat Flasher - I'm not much of a knitter either, more sewer and artist! I was in Hali for the summer and the "market" I was referring to was indeed the Farmer's Market. I've been going since I was a kid and used to sell stuff there on occasion. I had a table in August but wasn't impressed with the results I had (tho' I did get to work on my tan). Lesson learnt, I still love the Market but as a shopper not vendor! My stuff belongs in a store ;)

I too read about the Agricola Market but didn't see anything happen ... I would love to get something going in the winter possibly? Currently I'm in Montreal but am moving back to Hali in mid-November.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Daisygirl on October 23, 2006 01:15:01 PM
I'm a sewer too although I have been teaching myself to crochet.  I've got the Single Crochet beat.  :P

I'd be open to a crafty get together this winter.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: _chittybangbang on October 23, 2006 01:19:41 PM
I can knit, only the knit stitch and rectangular/square things. I've been meaning to learn other stitches.

I just learned how to crochet 2 days ago, its a breeze ;)

And i mainly sew! I'd LOVE a halifax swap!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Trench Coat Flasher on December 05, 2006 03:43:15 PM
Everyone in Halifax should come to at least one of these events!:
Thursday (7th), Friday (8th), Saturday (9th) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136494.0)
It's to raise arts & crafts supplies for sick kids staying in the IWK.  It's also a perfect place to get rid of materials that have just been sitting around, getting in the way & overstaying their welcome.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: nursesoffice on January 06, 2007 04:55:59 PM
i'm a newbie to the craftster forms and in Halifax as well:) Hi everyone:)


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Jane2 on January 20, 2007 10:27:21 PM
Hello newbie.
And welcome to the crowd - and this particular group.

Are you a knitter as well as a crocheter?
Any other crafts up your sleeve? You've only posted about crocheting but ...

Hope you like Halifax. It can be a bit difficult to get into.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Shallelerilla on June 05, 2007 03:55:39 AM
I'm gonna be moving there soon enough. From Ohio even. I need some crafty familiarness.... I'm a knitter.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: sassoet on June 05, 2007 02:53:18 PM
From Ohio, eh?
I don't think I've every met anyone from Ohio. I find it odd when people decide to move to Halifax  because it sometimes feel that we're a place that most people don't know about.

There's lots of good shops for knitters 'round here, but for the most part there is the small town selection. The knitting community seems to be growing, but I am still one of those people that is too afraid to knit with others.

Good luck with the move, and welcome to Halifax!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Shallelerilla on June 06, 2007 08:07:23 AM
From Ohio, eh?
I don't think I've every met anyone from Ohio. I find it odd when people decide to move to Halifax  because it sometimes feel that we're a place that most people don't know about.

There's lots of good shops for knitters 'round here, but for the most part there is the small town selection. The knitting community seems to be growing, but I am still one of those people that is too afraid to knit with others.

Good luck with the move, and welcome to Halifax!

Its a little weird knowing I'm moving there, but I'm going to be getting married soon and that's where he lives so I decided I'd be the one to move.

Don't be scared to knit around others! Other people make it fun.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Maritime Fibreista on June 12, 2007 10:40:38 AM
I'm gonna be moving there soon enough. From Ohio even. I need some crafty familiarness.... I'm a knitter.

I keep forgetting to check this section!

Welcome Shallelerilla!  I know of a couple of knitter groups that meet downtown - http://halifaxknitters.blogspot.com/ (http://halifaxknitters.blogspot.com/) is a blog about the Tuesday meetings at a cafe, and I've just heard that there is a Thursday group at the Loop Cafe (yarn store and cafe together).  The blog also lists a lot of blogs of local knitters.  Lucy Neatby lives across the bridge in Dartmouth and has her store (Tangled Skeins?), and there's at least one more yarn store in the Hydrostone market.  Last saturday's Knit in Public Day had at least a dozen people show up, even though (at least for me) it was last minute notice!

Two questions for those already here:
Are there any craft type fairs announced for this summer?
What kind of things sell well at the Farmer's Market?  Is there another venue for crafty things?


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Shallelerilla on June 14, 2007 08:33:48 AM
I keep forgetting to check this section!

Welcome Shallelerilla!  I know of a couple of knitter groups that meet downtown - http://halifaxknitters.blogspot.com/ (http://halifaxknitters.blogspot.com/) is a blog about the Tuesday meetings at a cafe, and I've just heard that there is a Thursday group at the Loop Cafe (yarn store and cafe together).  The blog also lists a lot of blogs of local knitters.  Lucy Neatby lives across the bridge in Dartmouth and has her store (Tangled Skeins?), and there's at least one more yarn store in the Hydrostone market.  Last saturday's Knit in Public Day had at least a dozen people show up, even though (at least for me) it was last minute notice!


Thank you sooooo much  :D it looks like I'll be a happy little knitter while there. Whee! I like moving to new places!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: GeorgieVeebs on July 05, 2007 03:34:15 PM
Hey, everybody. I know that Atlantic Fabrics was mentioned earlier in this post, but I thought I'd point out that their Strawberry Hill St. location is closing at the end of July due to their lease ending. They're having a sale on much of their merchandise, so it's worth checking out.

I also came across this event listing in the Coast today:


Gee's Bend Quiltmakers Tour
Friday, July 06, 2007
10am-12pm
Price: Free
490-5723
Halifax North Library, 2285 Gottingen
Featuring quiltmakers Mary Lee Bendolph, Louisiana Bendolph-Pettway of Gee's Bend, Alabama and guest curator Matt Arnett of Atlanta. The tour program includes Gee's Bend quiltmaking demonstrations, film screenings, discussions and cultural performances on the relationship between quiltmaking and community, and a revealing, new traveling exhibition of African Nova Scotian quilts Our Ancestors Garden.


I was surprised that I hadn't seen any publicity before now, and assume there are other people who would go to this if they knew about it.

Hope to see some other quilters/crafters there tomorrow!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Maritime Fibreista on July 06, 2007 12:23:14 PM
Ack!  Too late!  Yeah, I've noticed a lack of advertising for anything... but then again, they probably have a hard time getting to me anyway since I don't watch much tv or listen to much radio, and no one seems to have figured out how to use the internet for these things!

I stopped in at that Atlantic Fabrics on monday, but was disappointed by the 'sale' - only 10% off the sewing notions - it was better for the 'craft' stuff - only had a small sample of mostly novelty yarns, and I didn't get too near the fabric, since the stuff they put on new fabric makes me ill pretty quick.  A standard Fabricville sale is better than this!  Not sure if they'll discount more later, or just ship the remainders to whatever AF stores are left...


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Eibhinn on August 11, 2007 07:07:45 PM
Hello Halegonians!
Thanks for all of the great leads on places to find crafty supplies. I am supposed to be moving to Halifax in two weeks to go back to school to get my MA but I'm having a terrible time finding a place to live. I've decided that if I don't find a place by next week I'm going to quit school, put all my stuff in storage and bike around with my camping gear until it gets too cold to do it anymore. Defeatist maybe. The prospect of all such great craft supply sources gives me the motivation to head back down to Hali (again!) for my last ditch attempt to find a suitable place to live.

Maybe I'll see you all soon! Or maybe I'll see you all never! May the force be with you, regardless!


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Jane2 on August 16, 2007 09:03:27 PM
Cheer up Eib hinn- your ideal place will fall in your lap!

When I was going to school in Halifax I lived around Almon and Oxford - quite a trek on the bus in the morning but the cost of apartments gets drastically lower the further one gets from school.
Dalhousie has a list of available places to live - as does Saint Mary's I would imagine. (And if you are going to another institution, they probably do too.)
Dartmouth has always seemed to be a great deal cheaper than living in Halifax. But if you are going to be putting in long hours at a library, you might want to figure out how you are going to get home to Dartmouth.

Both Dalhousie and Saint Mary's have vans to take students home at night - so they aren't walking in "unsafe" areas late at night. But before you fall in love with a place, it might be an idea to find out if the Huskie Patrol (or the Dalhousie one) extends to that area. Neither uni van ventures into Dartmouth for example.

Good luck and good crafting.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Mfupi on August 06, 2009 01:55:48 PM
Hey Crafters!
I'm a 25 year old long time crafter, but hadn't put it online much other then being a little bit of a LJer. I tend to me a jack of all trades, master of none kind of person. I tend to do more sewing and jewelry the most, I think. I'm constantly wanting to try new thing and challenge myself. I'm in Haliwood now, was just wanting to see if there is still people on the board and local.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: pengwendolyn on November 08, 2009 10:39:26 AM
I'm in Halifax! The end.  :D


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: krissy-poo on April 29, 2010 03:47:58 PM
I'm in Halifax, if there are still any lurkers around...just joined craftster. I'm mostly a crocheter, but I do cross stitch and jewelry and dipping into sewing a bit too.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: gonecraftin on May 01, 2010 06:40:05 AM
Guess I'm lurking. In Halifax :) I DIY whenever possible, but sewing is my primary distraction. I'm big on custom sized lunch bags these days.

http://www.kmakings.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/KMakings
http://www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/group.php?gid=112056515489586


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: MsCampbellSoup on June 23, 2010 04:22:41 PM
I'm in Halifax!  I just joined a few days ago.  I'm kind of crafty, but my job doesn't allow for much time to do anything.  

But, I love to sew, and just create... whatever!  Looking into purchasing a sewing machine.  Any recommendations for a beginner seamstress?  I've aways hand sewn everything.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: enils on July 09, 2010 08:19:43 PM
check out the Halifax crafters market which happen every now and then. there are always lots of cool ideas and cool people. there doesn't seem to be one coming up anytime soon, but keep checking back and keep your eyes out for the posters around the city.
http://halifaxcrafters.blogspot.com/


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: EphieP on August 29, 2010 05:07:07 AM
I'm not in Halifax...but I'm close to there :)
I'm in New Glasgow...about 2 hours north-east-ish of Halifax.
I dabble in crochet, knitting, quilting and general sewing.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: wheatac on March 23, 2011 06:22:45 PM
New to Halifax and LOVING it! Must admit that my Fabricville experiences here have been superior to my Fabricland experiences in Ontario.

Does anyone know of anywhere in the area/province/region that carries needlepoint supplies? i.e. mono canvas, needlepoint wool. I'm looking for store or online supplies.

Happy crafting,

Andrea


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: Jane2 on April 10, 2011 06:25:51 PM
Was going to suggest L.K. Yarns in the Hydrostone Market, 5545 Young Street - I think I've seen some there. But that could be my imagination, so give them a phone call first.
In any case they could maybe make some suggestions about where you can find needlepoint supplies.


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: krissy-poo on April 19, 2011 06:06:39 AM
the loop cafe downtown may have something.
http://www.theloophalifax.ca


Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: wheatac on April 19, 2011 03:32:20 PM
Thanks everyone - I'll check out those leads. There may also be someone in Dartmouth - I'll post the info if it turns out to be a source.



Title: Re: Halifax?
Post by: imstillkp on June 05, 2017 11:19:18 AM
I'm in Dartmouth! That counts right?