OSF Sale Thurs. May 16, 2019, 2-8pm

Hi folks,
We are looking forward to seeing you this Thursday, May 16th at 2:00 pm for another amazing Sale Event at Our Social Fabric – Vancouver’s textile recycling initiative.

Designer Samples
More home decor designers samples have arrived, Lots of naturals and high-end fabric samples, some almost a meter wide! These samples come from Italy, England and all over the world, many are hand embroidered and  some have their original price tags – over $100/m. Samples are $1 and under. We also have mini bundles of coordinating samples for your pouf project or patchwork jeans and bags.

Light Weight Lycra Knit
Check out this lovely little gray and black number – this soft, light weight knit is perfect for tops, dresses, palazzo pants and long flowing skirts and the delicate half-moon pattern is classy and casual! Priced at $3/meter, this will go fast!

Millinery Feathers
A lovely retired hat designer donated her stash of millinery feathers to OSF – lots of hand made clusters for decorating hats and creating stunning fascinators!

Notions, Tapestry Yarn and Zippers
More yarn and wide selection of tapestry yarns available in our Notions Area. Are you a budding designer, are you looking to buy zippers in bulk- we have completely re-organized our zipper collection and we are delighted to offer zippers in bulk. All zippers are still 10 for $1.

Other Goodies and Essentials
– 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
– Yarn, books, 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 including bulk zippers.
We can process your payments with “Tap debit” to a maximum of $100
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.

 HOW TO REACH US / LEARN MORE
• www.oursocialfabric.ca
• https://www.facebookoursocialfabric

• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

 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
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.

OSF Sale – Sunday, April 28, 10am-1pm

Hi everyone,
Hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend with family and friends – we’ve missed seeing you  – seems like ages since our last sale. While you have been savouring your Easter chocolates, we have been busy rolling, sorting and getting the shop ready for our next Sale which is coming up this Sunday, April 28th at 10am.

IMG_1384Spring Blow-Out Sale
We have received so many beautiful fabrics recently and we want to share them all with you, but we’ve run out of room! So, the only thing to do was to give it away (well practically!) We have 4 tables with bins full of woven fabrics, home decor fabrics and summer knits all priced at 50% off.

Home Decor Department Re-stockedIMG_1389
Come and find some new woven treasures, we have re-stocked 90% of the Home Decor cubbies and they’re full of exciting new fabrics – ready for all you bag makers, cushion lovers and brave souls who venture into re-upholstering sofas!

IMG_1387Quilting Cottons
We received a large donation from a professional quilter this month and we are delighted to offer you a wide variety of contemporary designs in a variety of colours and lengths. One of our directors made this super cute sewing notions wall organizer to highlight some of the patterns available. We also have 18 inch dowels available so you can make your very own wall organizer – these make great Craft Fair items or  a special gift for a new sewer. A few pieces of quilting cotton, a few strips of rick-rack, some ribbon and you’ve created a masterpiece.

img_1391.jpgParachute Clips and Doll Joints
We always seem to get interesting notions in our donations – this time we’ve got Parachute Clips in two sizes together with a wide assortment of buckles, clasps and bag hooks. See them in the Notions Area. img_1385.jpgWe also received bags of Doll Joint parts – these are the little plastic disks for connecting doll legs and arms to the main body. These Doll Joints come in packages of small, medium and large.

Naturals – and there will be a few surprises in the re-stocked Naturals section too… :) See you Sunday!

Other Goodies and Essentials
– 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
– Yarn, books, 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
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.

 HOW TO REACH US / LEARN MORE
• www.oursocialfabric.ca
• https://www.facebooursocialfabric

• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

 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.

 

 

OSF Sale Thursday, April 11, 2-8pm

Woo-hoo! hi everyone, are you ready for another exciting sale at Our Social Fabric – everyone’s favourite non-profit textile recycling initiative in beautiful Vancouver! img_1349We’ve been making new friends and helping designers and businesses divert their unwanted textiles from the landfill.This week we picked up a donation of interesting leather, bonded leather and man-made leather from a furniture maker. Priced to move, these durable leather and bonded leather pieces are perfect for making a sachel, tote or even a doggie coat for your puppy!

Denim, Cotton Twill and Corduroy
img_1347We found a few more baskets of denim, various colours and weights. We know how much you love denim, so you’ll find it at the front table in the Shop. And a new donation arrived with boxes of cotton twill and corduroy – see picture of some of the fun colours (and a few florals too!) IMG_1323All of these are so versatile for jackets, trousers, bags, throw cushions and more.

Quilting Cottons & Flannelette
Our baskets of quilting cottons are full and lots of Tiny Treasures are available for making scrap quilts. Why not upcycle your well loved blue jeans with bits of colourful quilting cottons, cover a hole or stitch a flower to your hem or back pocket. IMG_1351Add a few pieces of trim and buttons and you have a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! Smaller pieces of Flannelette have been lovingly assembled in coordinating packages, taking the guesswork out of matching patterns and colours, packs are $5 each. 

Be sure to watch our Instagram and Facebook posts for news on featured fabrics and notions. New donations arriving every day – looking forward to seeing you all this Thursday!

Other Goodies and Essentials
– 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
– Yarn, books, 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
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.

 HOW TO REACH US / LEARN MORE
• www.oursocialfabric.ca
• https://www.facebooursocialfabric

• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

 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 PLEASE NOTE THIS DOOR WILL LOCK AT 6PM, SO RING THE OSF BUZZER IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 6PM.

 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.

OSF Sewing Workshop – Pattern Drafting & Sewing – Leggings

Pattern Drafting and Sewing – Leggings

Learn how to draft your own leggings pattern and make a pair of leggings custom fit for you! Perfect for layering with tunics and dresses or wearing casually to workout! Learn techniques for sewing with knits. Lycra and stretch knit fabrics suitable for leggings are available for purchase in the OSF Shop.

Date: Thursday, April 18 and 25
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (two four-hour classes)
Class size: 4-8 students
Location: Our Social Fabric, #270-1275 Venables, Vancouver
Cost: $110
To register, visit our on-line registration form

 

OSF Sewing Workshop – Begin to Sew

Begin to Sew

Join us for two Saturday mornings and we will help you to get comfortable using a sewing machine! In these two classes, you will learn how to thread the machine, create basic sewing stitches, marking and cutting fabric, cut out pattern pieces and gain the skills needed to create your very own project. Sewing machines and supplies like rulers, pins, weights and fabric will be available to all students registered in our Begin to Sewing class.

Date: Saturday, RESCHEDULED TO MAY 18 & 25 (from April 6 and 13)
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (two four-hour classes)
Class size: 4-10 students
Location: Our Social Fabric, #270-1275 Venables, Vancouver
Cost: $110
To register, visit our on-line registration form

OSF Sale Event, Sunday March 31, 10am-1pm

Hi everyone – Spring has Sprung!
Everyone seems just a bit happier these days – so good to see the sun and little flowers blooming everywhere. There’s lots blooming at Our Social Fabric too! We look forward to throwing the doors open to welcome you this Sunday, March 31st between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

DenimIMG_1323
We received a nice assortment of various weights of denim – you’ll find the bundles on the main table at the front of the shop. Check out the little jumper dress made from manufacturing off cuts – the strips were sewn together to create the front and back and an extra strip was sewn to the top edge to allow for length needed at the shoulders. We embraced this recycled beauty by showing off the selvage edges.

IMG_1327Pattern Paper and Card
For all you pattern drafters out there, we have a supply of pattern card stock in bundles of 3 meters for $3 or, if you need more, you can ask at the cutting table.

Bag MakersIMG_1328
A nice supply of canvas arrived this week, dark green, black, camouflage and a bit of purple. See photo of a Kids Activity Bag made using the green and black canvas. Create a tote bag for your favouite little person with crayons, a colouring book, stickers and  finger puppets. Their little bag of treasures will keep them occupied during long car rides!  To go with your bag making, we also have tons of hardware like “D” rings, “O” rings, piping, grommets, push gate snap hooks, adjustable buckles, strapping, fancy zipper pulls, gold and silver buckles and more.

IMG_1326Linen
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a supply of linen for you – three baskets full, one bundle per customer please.

Hope to see you this coming Sunday, March 31 for another fabulous Sale Event – 10:00am and 1:00pm, #270-1275 Venables (corner of Clark Drive)

Other Goodies and Essentials
– 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
– Yarn, books, 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
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.

 HOW TO REACH US / LEARN MORE
• www.oursocialfabric.ca
• https://www.facebooursocialfabric

• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

 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.

OSF Sale Thursday, March 14, 2-8pm

Hi folks,
Spring is almost sprung and we’re excited to offer you more amazing deals on fabrics and notions. Our Social Fabric is Vancouver’s non-profit textile recycling initiative – we are volunteer run and our mission is to keep textiles out of the landfill and into the hands of creatives, just like YOU!

MUSLIN and CREAM LACEIMG_1262
Yes, we have muslin squares and off cuts for all your creative projects. Teachers – your art class will love these 30cm to 50cm squares, great for painting, art collage, draw-string bags, and so many more projects.
We also received a large donation of new lace yardage and pieces (see sample) creamy white compliments the muslin for a “natural” look.

BUTTONS and BUCKLES IMG_1267
OMG, bags and bags of buttons, designer/manufacturer sample cards, one of a kind buckles in metal, plastic, wood and more. The one-of-a-kind buttons are great for craft projects, card making, decorating an up-cycled jacket, jeans or tote bag. Our button racks have been restocked with a rainbow of beautiful button sets to go with any outfit.

DINTEX WOOL BLEND SOFT SHELL FLEECEIMG_1270
This soft knit fleece was designed for the equestrian community, it’s soft, movable, wind resistant and warm – great for jackets and coats and perfect for Vancouver’s unpredictable temperatures. A companion to this fabric is a bit thicker with a knit layer- comes in hot pink and brown, with black lining.

BLACK KNIT LINING
A few bolts of black knit linking arrived on our doorstep – this fabric is lightweight, slightly see through and works well as an under-layer for a jumper, chiffon shift or made into casual house pants. Could also work really well for photographer studio back-drop, theatre drapes, Hallowe’en decor and more – ask us about buying by the bolt.

IMG_1266Join us this coming Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 2 to 8pm – as always, we will have some surprises in the Shop for you to discover!IMG_1273

Other Goodies and Essentials
– 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
– Yarn, books, 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
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.

 HOW TO REACH US / LEARN MORE
• www.oursocialfabric.ca
• https://www.facebooursocialfabric

• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

 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 PLEASE NOTE THIS DOOR WILL LOCK AT 6PM, SO RING THE OSF BUZZER TO BE LET IN.

 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.