July 30, 2017 Sale!

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Vancouver summer. Join us this Sunday, July 30th 10am to 1:00 pm for our monthly sale at Our Social Fabric—here’s what we have in store for you:Muslin Beach Bag with anchor copy

Muslin
Our favourite “Bed” manufacturer has donated bags of new muslin and we’re happy to have this popular item for you again.  Since most of the muslin pieces are square, you can pick up packages of squares for as little as $3 a bag!  Squares are great for making kids craft bags, fabric journals and doll bodies. Why not make a muslin beach bag and stencil on some anchors with blue acrylic paint, add some navy straps, grab your towel and you’re all set for the beach!

Special Event FabricsBridal Fabrics
We have lots of beautiful and elegant fabrics for your upcoming special event or wedding – satins and brocades/jacquard fabrics – pale blue and yellow, peach puff, pinks, champagne and sandy-creamy colours – all packaged in 3meter lengths. These make lovely formal wear, boudoir wear, princess costumes or fancy table dressings … the possibilities are endless. We also have bolts that can be picked-up weekdays by appointment; e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com) One of our Board Members made a darling little blue brocade and satin flower girl dress that will be on display in the shop.

Home DécorHome Decor Fabrics
We’ve received more donations from hi-end home décor outlets so we have lots of beautiful coordinated home décor and drapery fabrics for you to choose from.  Why not make some new throw cushions for the living room or family room. How about a sturdy tote bag or a new doggie bed or new sheer drapes for your bedroom?

 

 

 

Cherry Pink and Teal Stripe Knit
Cherry Pink and Teal Stripe Knit copyOh so cute stripes, great for tank tops, kids t-shirts and shorts, this fabric is soft and breathable. Customers loved this fabric at the last sale so we’ve cut up more in 3 meter lengths—grab it while we’ve got it!

 

 

 

Our regular stocked items include:

  • Bemberg lining $3/m
  • Zippers 10 for $1
  • Button packages $1
  • Patterns $1 / Vogue Patterns $2
  • Threads Magazines 3 for $1
  • Most packaged Notions are 2 for $1
  • Black Technical Fleece $80/bolt

-Hope to see you on Sunday, July 30th at 10:00 am!

Questions / to learn more:

Web Site: www.oursocialfabric.wordpress.com
General e-mail: e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oursocialfabric
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oursocialfabric

russellbuilding.jpgLOCATION / ENTRANCE

Please use our Venables Street entrance: Enter the GREY door marked 1275 Venables located beside the three grey south facing loading bay doors labelled B C D. Walk through the loading bay area towards the freight elevator and up the stairs to the third floor. Follow the signs to OSF. Click on link for Google Map We usually have a volunteer operating the elevator, however, if you know you need elevator service please email us a few days prior to the sale and we will send you a contact telephone number to use during the sale to call for elevator assistance.

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. There is also 2 hour parking on Clark in front of the Clark entrance as well on the north side of the building on Adanac. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.

 

 

 

Technical Fleece at OSF!


Technical Fleece—colour is BLACK

but looks like gray in the photo below

img_2969Attention designers and garment producers – Technical Fleece is available at Our Social
Fabric NOW. Get a head start on your Fall design line by buying in bulk. We have received a very generous donation from a local outerwear manufacturer and it needs to move quickly! Make an appointment today to view this beautiful fabric and stock up!

Fabric Specs:
Description: Fleece on one side, smooth, light weight outerwear on the other side Construction: suitable for vests, jackets, leggings, sports aƫre, running shorts, hoodies, light coats, sweater-type garments, lining for winter coats etc.
Width: 54″ wide
Colour: Black only Cost: $2/meter when purchasing a full, uncut bolt
Bolts: 40 meters (approx) on each bolt

image1We will have 3 meter lengths packaged and available at our next sale on March 19th for
$3/meter but you can beat the rush and get your full bolts NOW for $2/meter. If you would like to purchase a bolt (or more), please e-mail oursocialfabric@gmail.com to book an appointment.

Thanks
Our Social Fabric

Questions / to learn more:
www.oursocialfabric.org
facebook
• instagram
• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

LOCATION / ENTRANCE

russellbuildingPlease use our Venables Street entrance: Enter the GREY door marked 1275 Venables located beside the three grey south facing loading bay doors labelled B C D. Walk through the loading bay area towards the freight elevator and up the stairs to the third floor. Follow the signs to OSF. Click on link for Google Map We usually have a volunteer operating the elevator, however, if you know you need elevator service please email us a few days prior to the sale and we will send you a contact telephone number to use during the sale to call for elevator assistance.

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. There is also 2 hour parking on Clark in front of the Clark entrance as well on the north side of the building on Adanac. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.

February 19, 2017 Sale!

Hi everyone, Our Social Fabric’s next Sale is this coming Sunday, February 19th from 10:00img_2910 am to 1:00 pm—we have lots of exciting things to share with you:

Here’s what we have in the shop this month:

• Sherpa—If you’ve been following us on Instagram you will know that we received a big donation from Kendor Textiles—we are so grateful for all the beautiful knits and technical fabrics that they have donated to OSF over the past year. Included in the donation were bolts of cozy Sherpa with faux-suede backing. No need to line your garments or finish the edges on this fabric (see photo of a long vest with curvy collar) Sherpa is great for making coats, vests, slippers, hats and doggie beds! $3/meter packaged in 2 and 3 meter bags— ready to go! (Sherpa bolts available also)

img_2909• Thread—we received a donation of many, many large cones of good quality thread for
regular sewing and sergers—lots of colours to choose from, all $2/ spool. Many of the spools are from our very own Cansew. Thank you to Whitehouse Design Company for their generous donation.
• Dress Weights—have you been wanting to make a soft, flowy dress or long floral skirt for spring? We have many rolls of lovely dress weights just begging to be made into a blouse or dress, all $2/meter.IMG_2913.JPG
• Zippers—lots of regular and invisible zippers, 10 zippers for $1
• Quilting Bundles—lots to choose from, each coordinated bundle is $5 -Hope to see you on Sunday, February 19th!

Questions / to learn more:
Website
Facebook
Instagram
• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com img_2906
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

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LOCATION / ENTRANCE

Please use our Venables Street entrance: Enter the GREY door marked 1275 Venables located beside the three grey south facing loading bay doors labelled B C D. Walk through the loading bay area towards the freight elevator and up the stairs to the third floor. Follow the signs to OSF. Click on link for Google Map We usually have a volunteer operating the elevator, however, if you know you need elevator service please email us a few days prior to the sale and we will send you a contact telephone number to use during the sale to call for elevator assistance.

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. There is also 2 hour parking on Clark in front of the Clark entrance as well on the north side of the building on Adanac. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.

November 20, 2016 Sale!

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Can you believe it—Christmas is right around the corner?! Our Social Fabric has lots of great quality fabrics for your Christmas crafting and sewing projects. Join us this Sunday, November 20th from 10am to 1pm for awesome deals on fabric and notions. This is our LAST SALE FOR 2016 !!!

Here’s what we have in the shop this month:

  • We’ve put together a lovely selection of Christmas fabrics—see the table near the vintage-fabricscash desk at the front.
  • The Vintage area has been replenished with “one of a kind” pretty printed polyesters and some “Beatles” inspired fabrics. How about a cute pencil skirt for the holiday season—you can also find  a selection of vintage patterns for a real Woodstock vibe!
    60s and 70s polyester is also great for kids craft projects as it doesn’t fray, comes in super cute patterns and bright colours, doesn’t wrinkle and stands up to much abuse!
  • Bundles of regular and heavy fleece for shawls and crafts, water repellent fabrics for jackets and packs, and hoodie-type and sweatshirt fleece.
  • img_2765Another donation of drapery and upholstery bolts has arrived—just in time for holiday decorating and gift making. These exquisite fabrics make lovely wine bottle gift bags, tote bags, cushions and great for period costumes too.

     

  • We’re overflowing with beautiful knits—lots of colours, thicknesses and weights to choose from—how about a slinky black knit dress for that Christmas party?

 

 

 

Just like month, our neighbours will be having a sale on the same day. They are right next door to us, but their hours are from 10-4.

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Don’t miss this Textile Hub collaborative event where we will be curating a table of individual work by participants at Threadworks, Common Thread Co-op and Craftworks Society.
Come see the space where all the magic happens! This is where products are made and where our textile collective is taking shape.

Hope to see you on Sunday, November 20th!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas—see you in the New Year!

Questions / to learn more:

Web Site: www.oursocialfabric.org
To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oursocialfabric
General e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com

LOCATION / ENTRANCE

Please use our Venables Street entrance: Enter the russellbuildingGREY door marked 1275 Venables located beside the three grey south facing loading bay doors labelled B C D. Walk through the loading bay area towards the freight elevator and up the stairs to the third floor. Follow the signs to OSF. Click on link for Google Map We usually have a volunteer operating the elevator, however, if you know you need elevator service please email us a few days prior to the sale and we will send you a contact telephone number to use during the sale to call for elevator assistance.

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. There is also 2 hour parking on Clark in front of the Clark entrance as well on the north side of the building on Adanac. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.

 

 

October Sale!

Hi everyone,

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, time to get sewing for Halloween and Christmas! Join us this Sunday, October 16th from 10am to 1pm for awesome deals on fabric and notions. Here’s what we have in the shop this month:

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    • We still have a good selection of Halloween inspired deals, lots of black knit and woven fabric for Dracula capes and witches gowns, orange wool for the Giant Pumpkin, fake fur for the animal in your family, black lace and trim,  and img_2697fancies for those little princesses.
    • Bundles of Polarteck fleece for those winter hikes in the forest, regular and img_2699heavy fleece for shawls and crafts, water repellent fabrics for jackets and packs, and hoodie-type and sweatshirt fleece.
    • Our drapery and upholstery donation finally arrived and happy to say that we have lots of bolts of drapery fabrics (all for $3/m) and upholstery fabrics – all really high-end beautiful fabrics. With the holiday season not too far away, you’ll find lots of remnants just the right size for making new cushion covers and re-upholstering that faded
      ottoman!


      There’s still a good supply of t-shirt and legging knits, notions, wovens in a variety of weights and colours and wool / wool blends.
    • Hope to see you on Sunday, October 16th!

Our Neighbours are also going to be holding a sale right next door. Its a great opportunity to see some of the crafts they have been making right next door!
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Questions / to learn more:

Web Site: www.oursocialfabric.org
To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oursocialfabric
General e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com

LOCATION / ENTRANCE

Please use our Venables Street entrance: Enter the russellbuildingGREY door marked 1275 Venables located beside the three grey south facing loading bay doors labelled B C D. Walk through the loading bay area towards the freight elevator and up the stairs to the third floor. Follow the signs to OSF. Click on link for Google Map We usually have a volunteer operating the elevator, however, if you know you need elevator service please email us a few days prior to the sale and we will send you a contact telephone number to use during the sale to call for elevator assistance.

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. There is also 2 hour parking on Clark in front of the Clark entrance as well on the north side of the building on Adanac. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.

NEW! OSF WORKSHOP: Useful Tote bags from Useless T-Shirts

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Learn three ways to make tote bags from old t-shirts in this zero waste sewing workshop, facilitated by OSF board member and Master
Recycler, Leah Price. You will come away with three cool grocery totes and the skills to replicate them at home using your sewing machine, serger or by tying.

Suitable for sewers of all levels, including complete beginners.

What to Bring: Three t-shirts you no longer wear (holey or stained is fine), dig into your stash of t-shirt knit (1m is plenty), or purchase materials at the OSF shop.20160923_183336

When: Sunday, October 2, 2016

Time: 2-3:30pm

Location: Our Social Fabric, 340-1275 Venables Street (corner of Venables and Clark—check OSF Website for parking information)

To register: send an e-mail to oursocialfabric@gmail.com (write “Workshop” in the subject line.) Limited to 8 attendees.

Cost: $20 payable to the instructor at the start of the class.

For more information contact Leah Price at: enoughstuffblog@gmail.com