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Art on Argyle

PBJ Design is back at it again with yarn-bombing! This time around, they will be yarn-bombing Argyle Street, as a method of beautifying the construction-filled street and supporting the businesses during the streetscaping.
Each week, we bring a group down to a restaurant for a social, and then head outside to yarn-bomb the construction fence outside of the restaurant! Feel free to bring knitted or crocheted works, or just bring yourself and create the yarn art right on the fence.
Each event runs from 6-9 pm, with some snacks and yarn included. Join us!
Event schedule:
Wednesday, August 30th: Economy Shoe Shop
Tuesday, September 19th: The Bitter End
Tuesday, September 26th: The Loose Cannon
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Thank you to all of the wonderful donations for the yarn-bombing event in Downtown Halifax this past Sunday. PBJ Design, with the help of Assemblage and Downtown Halifax, added yarn flowers to a fence on Sackville street to beautify the construction-filled area. The street is much brighter with the flowers. And people walking by were very interested in the project!

Check out some photos of the event – and be sure to walk by the fence to see it in person!

Gritty to pretty, eh?

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Hey, it’s finally summer time! Everything blooms and it might be the right time to bring more flowers to our beautiful city.

This is a message from Alyson Dobrota from PBJ Design, the non-profit that works to revitalise public spaces.


Join PBJ Design & Assemblage

on July 16th from 10-4

for a yarn-bombing!

We will be putting crocheted pieces into a flower design on the fence that surrounds the parking lot at Granville, Hollis, and Sackville Streets downtown. We’re looking for any spare yarn, extra crochet hooks to borrow on July 16th, or any extra crocheted pieces we can incorporate into our design (ex. crocheted doilies). Most importantly, we’re looking for volunteers on July 16th to help us beautify the fence. Snacks and drinks will be provided for volunteers!

If you’re interested in helping out or have any questions, feel free to email Alyson at: alyson@pbjdesign.ca.


 

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Lovely, isn’t it? Here are a few links that Alyson sent me to share with you if you wish to make flowers before the event.

She wrote:

“The first two are for basic small flowers, which we could use in any size! If they are smaller, we could incorporate them into larger flowers together on the fence, and if they are larger, they can stand alone. The last link is for a doily, this could be another design that we use for flowers. We’re open to anything!

https://www.thespruce.com/flat-flower-applique-pattern-978604

https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2015/01/crochet-flower/

https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2015/03/free-crochet-doily-pattern/

We will be using some fabric strips and some yarn to make the grass and the leaves. We’re also opened to basic stems/crocheted chains for flower stems or grass. The pattern for the fence is very flexible and will depend on what we receive. I am very excited to see where it goes!”

If you feel like bringing more beauty to the public spaces while using your crafting skills and hanging out with other crafters… here is a great chance! 

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