Author Archives: Emily Comeau

Spring Has Sprung Daisy Square Tutorial

Now that the snow has FINALLY melted it’s time to get cracking on some bright and cheerful spring crafts!

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Here is a tutorial for a delightful daisy square!

Materials:
•3 balls of sport weight yarn. I chose a ball of turquoise Patons Classic Wool, a ball of gold Patons Canadiana and a ball of white Patons Astra yarn. The colours and the type of yarn are up to you depending on your desired project. I just chose what I had lying around within arms reach.
•4.5 mm crochet hook (or hook appropriate to yarn selected)
•yarn needle

Abbreviations:
Ss=slip stitch
Sc=single crochet
Dc=double crochet
Tc=treble crochet

Instructions:
1) Ch 4, join to form ring. 8 dc in space. This is the center of your daisy.
2) Change colours, (sc, dc, 3 tc, dc, sc) in each stitch to form 8 petals.
3) Ss in each stitch along side of first petal until you reach the top center of the petal or middle tc space.
4) Change color. Ch2, 2dc in middle tc space. *3dc, ch2, 3dc in middle tc of next petal, 3dc in middle of next petal, repeat from * until end, join with ss to top of ch2. Weave in ends.

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Granny squares are great. They are the perfect on-the-go project. You can crochet them one at a time, throw them in your purse and assemble them later into pretty much anything that you want. Placemats, tablecloths, cushion, seat covers, garments, purses, afghans. The world is your oyster! Happy hooking!

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Awakening of Colours

So now that the never ending winter seems to be lessening it’s grip (it’s a glorious 4 degrees today! Or a balmy 39.2 for you Fahrenheit folks) I think it’s time to write about some super cute spring projects that I’ve been working on!

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Lately, I have been working super hard in collaboration with DeSerres to promote their new line of yarn and knitting and crochet accessories. I posted about this kind of collaboration back in the fall as well when I did some tutorials for them. Well, I am back at it! Pretty soon I will have many more posts coming up with FREE patterns a plenty for all the cute things I have been making for them in order to promote their new spring yarn collection. Expect adorableness!

For now though, I will share with you this cute little birdy that I crocheted for their online flyer. This little guy made the rounds all over the internets in their banner ads for the March sale that just wrapped up. Did you see him?

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Free patterns coming soon:

1) A knitting pattern for a delightful tea cosy for impressing your friends at your spring garden party.

2) A light and filmy spring poncho to knit for adding a splash of colour to your wardrobe on cool evenings.

3) A festive knit bunting to brighten up your home everyday or on special occasions.

4) A colourful spring neckerchief that knits up super fast.

5) A sweet as peaches and cream floral barrette to crochet for your hair.

 

I hope you are as excited as I am by the idea of crafting for SPRING! I really look forward to sharing these patterns with you!

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Cats and dogs!

Happy Saturday everyone! This Saturday (today) in Halifax a very special event is taking place…
Argyle Fine Art’s Cat Person, Dog Person show!

The grand opening of this show is taking place from 2-4pm at Argyle Fine Art

Have a look, the Chronicle Herald has written up a lovely article about the show.

I am proud to be part of such an adorable event too. I will be exhibiting these two fluffy critters, Pom Pom Cat and Mop Mop Dog.

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There will be prizes and local artist Lindsay Hicks will be on hand today to draw custom portraits of your beloved pets for just $25!

Go! Check out some furry and fantastic art works! More information here on the Facebook event page.

The show runs from February 15 through March 4, 2014

Children and pets are welcome!

Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street, Unit 102
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1Z7
902.425.9456

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Pre-shrunk 2014 opens TOMORROW!!

Here is another preview of the work that will be ON SALE at Argyle Fine Art in Halifax starting TOMORROW!!!

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Come out to the opening of PRE-SHRUNK 2014, on Friday January 24th from 7-9pm!

See the Facebook event for more details or keep up to date and see preview of the work for sale at Argyle Fine Art.

Argyle Fine Art
Address: 1559 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1Z7
Phone:(902) 425-9456
Hours:
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
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Get your Pre-shrunk glitter art!

Good news, everyone! This friday(January 24th) FOUR little sparkling artworks will be on display and ON SALE at Argyle Fine Art in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Every year (for the past 10 years!) Argyle Fine Art has been mounting a small works (4″ x 5″) show displaying a MOUNTAIN of talent in a tiny tiny surface as a fundraiser for the gallery and this year I am super proud to have my pieces included in the talented selection!

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From their Facebook event page:

“You know the BEST way to celebrate the New Year? With ART of course! Our annual and highly anticipated show of miniature paintings, ceramics, textile and more…that measure just 4″ x 5″ will open on Friday, January 24th. Not to be missed!”

That’s right, don’t miss your chance to walk home with a tiny original masterpiece from these incredible artists. Also, this is the VERY FIRST time I have put an art work from my new glitter series up for sale.

See the Facebook event for more details or keep up to date and see preview of the work for sale at Argyle Fine Art.

Argyle Fine Art
Address: 1559 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1Z7
Phone:(902) 425-9456
Hours:
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
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