This week, it’s all about LOVE! Happy almost Valentines Day to all you amazing ‘makers’ out there. Why not show your special someone a bit of love by sewing something special – you’ll be making someone happy and saving the planet, one piece of fabric at a time. Join us this Thursday for Our Social Fabric’s next Sale Event starting at 2pm. OSF is Vancouver’s only non-profit textile recycling initiative – we are keeping textiles out of the landfill and into the hands of creatives like you!
These delightful quilt pieces are samples that have been cut from full size quilts and used for store displays or as samples for retail buyers. The quilt sample pieces come in a variety of colours and patterns including kids patterns, vintage styles and contemporary designs – great for making bags, oven mitts and potholders, slippers, place mats, throw pillows, diaper bags, lunch bags, baby blankets and so much more. (they went like hot cakes last time)
BAMBOO COTTON KNIT
We received a whole bolt of delicious Bamboo Jersey knit in a soft pink. Is there anything softer against your skin? Well, yes a few things but bamboo is so yummy. On the same table in the shop are Cotton Knits (white and gray in photo), Modal Spandex Jersey (blue in photo) and a selection of Cotton Terry knits in gray, navy, and black.
Lots of sample pieces of soft and fuzzy velour faux fur fabrics – great for making cushions, stuffed animals and cozy throws for those chilly evenings. Lots of colours and patterns to choose from.
Looking forward to seeing you this Thursday at Our Social Fabric – Vancouver’s only non-profit textile recycling initiative.
SHOP STOCK ITEMS AND ESSENTIALS
- Check out our stocked natural knit section and the ever-versatile lycra.
- Natural woven fabrics, drapery and home decor fabrics, quilting fabrics, lining material, athletic knits, technical fabrics and vinyl
- Buttons galore and zippers in all shapes and sizes (zippers are 10 for $2)
- Patterns regular uncut, $1 each and Vogue patterns $2 each, Vintage patterns (cut or uncut) $1 each
- Large cone thread $2 each
- Ribbon, trim, twill tape, bias binding, rick-rack, hem tape, elastic and lining fabric
- Knitting Yarn, tons of knitting needles and crochet hooks
- Sewing books and magazines
New donations arrive every week so come and see! If you don’t find what you are looking for on the shelves, just ask, we may have something in the back.
Don’t forget to sign up to be on our mailing list and check our Instagram and Facebook posts this week for more news on specials and new arrivals in the Shop.
We are located at: Our Social Fabric, #270-1275 Venables (corner of Clark Drive) in Vancouver. We are Vancouver’s 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.
WHERE TO PARK
Customers may park in VISITOR spots unless you are loading up your vehicle. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is ample parking in front of the Russell Hendrix retail shop as they are closed on the weekends. There is parking on westbound Venables, west of Clark just past the parking lot entrance. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.