From all of us here at Our Social Fabric, we just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your visits during the Eastside Culture Crawl, for all your “likes” on our Facebook and Instagram posts and for just being awesome and so supportive of OSF. It was all hands on deck for the past 4 days and although we put in lots of volunteer hours cutting, rolling and getting the place all sparkly for you, we had lots of fun greeting so many new faces and catching up with lots of our long-time customers. We also feel very blessed to have received two major donations this month which enabled us to have all those amazing quilting cottons, wool and hand-woven designer naturals. And you thanked us buy scooping them up! We hope you will be modelling your new outfits at the next sale!
We also had a great time offering some new workshops. Denise led two workshops and participants made lovely cross-body bags and learned some new artsy techniques for making a slashed “chenille” effect.
And then on Sunday, the lovely gals from the Vancouver Quilters Guild joined us for an Intro to Quilting where attendees pieced and quilted stunning potholders. Our last sale of the year will be Thursday, December 5th from 2-8pm. If you missed those Christmas quilting cottons, come and grab a few bundles before they go into storage. We’ll send out a Sale Announcement closer to the sale date to let you know what’s new in the shop and upcoming Sale Events for the New Year.
This Sunday November 24th, if you are at loose ends, and you’d like to help us make more Zero Bags for the shop, join us between 10am and 2pm for an OSF Sewing Bee and some stitching fun. You’ll help us make our Zero Bags and learn production-style techniques for assembling the bags. Click HERE to register on-line so we know how many folks are coming.
Our Friends at the Vancouver Quilters Guild had such a good time during the quilted potholder workshop, they are offering another workshop where you will learn more about piecing, quilting and binding to create a Baby Quilt. Janet and Alison are great teachers and create a supportive environment where learning is fun and creative. Visit our Workshops page to learn more or go directly to the on-line registration form. We have 4 people signed up so, there’s room for 4 more.
Thanks again everyone, see you on December 5th – our last Sale Event of the year!
We are Vancouver’s ONLY NON-PROFIT textile recycling initiative. We are 100% volunteer run and we are dedicated to keeping textiles out of the landfill and into the hands of creatives – just like you! Thank you for your continued support for more than 10 years!
LOCATION / ENTRANCE
Venables Street Entrance: From the parking lot, enter the MAIN BLUE door from the parking lot marked 1275 Venables. Walk up the stairs to the second floor and turn left. Follow the signs to OSF, Suite #270. Map: Google Map
WHERE TO PARK
Park only in VISITOR spots unless you are loading up your vehicle. There is parking on westbound Venables, west of Clark just past the parking lot entrance. On Sundays, there is ample Visitor parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises. On Saturdays and Sundays, you may use the parking spots in front of the Russell store as the store is closed on the weekends.