Hi everyone, it’s been a long time in between sales so, let’s get this show on the road! Thank you to all you wonderful and sustainably-inspired folks who have donated their textile treasures to Our Social Fabric – we’re delighted to share them with the world!
OMG – we are fully stocked with all the colours of the rainbow – so many pretty prints, I want to take them all home! And with those pretty prints, lots of coordinating broadcloth for quilt backings, summer tops and shorts. Get ’em while they last :)
Boxes of new patterns have arrived and ready for some summer sewing. All the patterns have been re-organized and now all together on one wall in the Notions Area – thank you volunteers for your hard work and for keeping us organized! Check out the kids patterns, home decor and craft patterns and even a wee section for the men and boys.
We still have a few quilt sample pieces left from our last sale – I was so inspired by all the beautiful patterns that I sewed a few remnants together and had enough to upholster the wing-back chair in the corner of my bedroom – it’s such a lovely comfy spot now to curl up with a good sewing book. For the back panel I used a piece of lilac quilting cotton in a tiny floral design.
Lycra and Premium Active Wear Samples
A couple of boxes arrived from a local active wear designer filled with a wide range of samples including heavy hoodie fleece, soft stretch lycra, knit terry, rib knit, brushed fuzzy knit and some stretch technical. Shades of gray, charcoal, steel, pewter, black, moss green and more… also, lots of regular stock lycra in summer colours of white, teal, orange, navy blue, and taupe. Still time to whip up a few pairs of capris or a zipper jacket for the summer.
Over the weekend we hosted a “Zero Bag Sewing Bee” at our OSF Shop – we invited students from our sewing workshops and some new volunteers anxious to learn more about zero waste sewing. Click here for photos and story.
Other Stock Goodies and Essentials
– Check out our stock of cotton and natural knits, beautiful and 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 10 for $1)
– Patterns regular uncut, $1 each and Vogue patterns $2 each
– Large cone thread $2 each
– Ribbon, sequins and costuming supplies
– Yarn, LOTS of books (dozens of quilt books on sale 50% off), lots of various widths of elastic, trim and a stocked Notions area
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.
We can process your payments with “Tap debit” to a maximum of $100
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We are located at: Our Social Fabric, #270-1275 Venables (corner of Clark Drive) in Vancouver.
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.