February 8, 2018 Sale!

IMG_0052Our next Sale is this Thursday, February 8th at Our Social Fabric— here’s what we have in store for you:

 Home Decor

Since our last sale we have received two very large donations of home decorating and drapery fabrics. We have bolts and bundles to choose from. High quality embroidered linens, brocades, velveteen, rayon blends and many more. This is a great opportunity to replace those tired sheers in your home or office – we have many bolts of sheers and voiles in shades from white, cream and pale yellows., some with printed designs and embroidered hems.IMG_0038

 Muslin

Our regular donor has done it again!  We have packages of muslin in all shapes and sizes plus there are a few yardages.  This stuff does not last long so may not be available at the next sale, so get it now!

 Bridal and Special Event

Satins, crepes and jacquards in a variety of colours, perfect place to start planning your June wedding.  With Easter just around the corner, you may want to check out these pretty pastels. Planning a large Easter dinner party or need table covers for yourIMG_0036 daughter’s upcoming wedding? We have lots of pastel brocades and jacquards, and silk-type fabrics for all your reception and catering needs. These fabrics would also make great backdrops for behind the a head table or for a theatre production!

 Knitting & Crocheting Supplies

Lots of needles and assorted goodies, including a limited amount of yarn.IMG_0054

 Notions

So many great notions coming in every week.  There’s always something new for you!

 Other regular stocked items:

Bemberg lining $3/m

Zippers 10/$1

Button packages $1-$2

Patterns $1-$2

 We have new donations coming in 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.

 See you on Thursday from 5pm – 8pm!

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

 

 

January 4, 2018 Sale!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Weekender bag

From all of us at Our Social Fabric, here’s hoping that you had a very Merry Christmas and that you’re looking forward to a bright and prosperous New Year. We missed you all during our break in December but want you to know that Santa’s little Elves have been busy stocking the shelves with plenty of new fabric, notions and home décor.  Our Pop-Up Sale is this Thursday, January 4th at Our Social Fabric— here’s what we have in store for you:

Vinyl, Faux-Suede and Velvet

This medium-weight, great quality vinyl is available in medium green and dark brown. One of the “OSF gals” made a large weekender bag using the brown vinyl (looks like IMG_7422leather), dark jacquard floral and navy blue faux-suede – see picture. Keep an eye out for the display in the shop with all the coordinating fabrics so you can make your very own weekender bag or fabulous new fancy mini-purse!

Home Décor

So, home décor fabric are not just for decorating and can range from light-weight drapery to upholstery weights – some  are woven with thicker fibers and are stabilized and backed, making them perfect for tote bags, purses, yoga mat bags and more. Home décor IMG_7415fabrics are also great for theatre period costumes as they stand up to abuse through the years of performances. Check out our excellent selection of fabrics, both rolled and on the bolt. Yes, we’ll cut a piece from a bolt if you just need a bit.

Thread & Notions

Always a staple in our shop, lots of colours and varieties of cone & serger thread to choose from, newly packaged in convenient “grab and go” $2 packs. The notions section is packed – bet we’ve got what you’re looking for (snaps, hooks and eyes, sewing tools together with lots of buttons including and supply of mother of pearl buttons!)

Fleece

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Baby, it’s cold outside and we have lots of fleece to give you the warm fuzzies including 

our Black Technical Fleece, available in 3m lengths or by the bolt for $80. Also, a small quantity of 100% cotton, grape-coloured fleece, as advertised in our Instagram Post.

Other regular stocked items:
Bemberg lining $3/m
Zippers 10/$1
Button packages $1-$2
Patterns $1-$2

We have new donations coming in 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.

See you on Thursday, January 4th from 5pm – 8pm!

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

 

russellbuilding.jpg

 

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 19, 2017 Sale!

This is it, folks – the last sale of the year at Our Social Fabric – this Sunday, November 19 at 10:00 am!!

Still working on your sewing list for Christmas, that’s OK, our shelves are stocked and ready for you.

 NEW Premium Active WearIMG_3640

Storage locker bonus find! Digging through the mountain of fabric stored in our locker, we uncovered two bolts of Premium Quality Active Wear – two types of black jersey, one of which is peached* with 12% lycra) as well as a lovely turquoise colour that will liven up your life. (*Peached finish is soft to the touch, like velvet)

 Fleece / Easy Christmas Gifts

Need ideas for Christmas gifts that are quick and easy and require no sewing! Turn a 1.5 meter piece of technical fleece into a throw blanket for the couch or to wrap around you at the soccer field. Just cut to size, fringe the edges and voila! a Christmas gift is made! Why not make a car blanket for a friend or your co-worker. See sample in the shop of a double sided 

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blanket that will keep you warm on those really cold nights. Personalize it with your own appliqué, embroidery or colourful buttons (yes, we’ve got lots of buttons too!)

 Soft Natural & Synthetic Tweed

This fabric is hard to describe but is lovely to the touch. It looks like a tweed but has a soft hand like a knit – it’s a blend of synthetic and natural fibers. We made an elegant no-sew, gathered and fringed shawl with matching wrap-around skirt for the shop display (see photo). This fabric would also make a lovely knee-length coat dress, jacket or a cozy shirt. Here’s a link to Silhouette Patterns YouTube video to make the no-sew gathered shawl:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT9bptk_yVk .  Now you have something classy to wear to the company Christmas Party!

 Power Dry Base Fabric

There is still some of this superior fabric left in navy blue and red.  It’s meant to wick moisture away from your skin. Fast drying, highly breathable, lightweight and easy care makes it the right choice for your fall and winter sportswear needs.

 Craft FeltIMG_3641

Our OSF team is always coming up with creative ways to use discarded and unwanted fabric. One of our team members made 50 blue felt gift bags for her community’s Christmas party. Kids get to decorate the bags with paper-punched snowflakes and stars and take them home to use at Christmas for giving gifts. Next project – 50 peachy pink Christmas stockings! OMG!

 We have new donations coming in 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.

 This is our LAST SALE OF THE YEAR!!!  See you on Sunday, November 19th  from 10am-1pm. HO, HO, HO…

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

russellbuilding.jpg

 

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 9, 2017 Sale!

HO, HO, HO! It’s chilly out there! Come on in out of the cold and buy some fabric at ourIMG_3632 Pop-Up Sale this coming Thursday, November 9th from 5 to 8pm.  Whether you’re starting to make those Christmas Decorations, gifts for your friends and family or a fancy dress for your holiday party, we have everything you need. Check-out the Christmas section at the front of the store for fabrics and patterns.  IMG_3631

The Merino Wool Knit is grabbing centre stage this season – we’ve got bundles in a scrumptious charcoal grey ($3/meter)  and some very special Ponte Merino Wool Knit (ooh…aaaahhh) in black (priced at $5/meter) – perfect for an elegant sweater, dress or long-sleeved top.  

We received a large donation of MEC Technical Fabrics and linings in a variety of weights, colours and  styles – perfect for jackets and hiking pants or even coats for your four-legged fuzzy friends.

What are you going to wear to your holiday party this year?? How about a sexy red Velvet dress or whip up a one of a kind Velour sweater or shawl. Check out the velvet dress display at the front of the shop.

Craft Felt
Are you a Preschool or Kindergarten teacher? Looking for some felt for crafts and learning activities – we’ve got bolts of blue, pink/peach and light brown – all priced at IMG_3633$2/meter – great for felt boards, hand puppets and play mats.

Hoodie and Polar Fleece
We have lots of beautiful hoodie knits and fleece in all sorts of colours.  All you need are a few small scraps to make a mini hoodie for the little guys and gals in your life!

Power Dry Base Fabric
 This superior fabric is available in navy blue and red.  It wicks moisture away from your skin, it’s fast-drying, highly breathable, lightweight and easy to care for – makes a great choice for your Fall and Winter sportswear creations.

ONLY 2 Sales left in 2017 – Yes, that’s right folks, only two more OSF sales this year, November 9th 5-8pm and Sunday, November 19th 10am-1pm.

 See you on Thursday from 5pm – 8pm!

 

russellbuildingLOCATION / 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.

 

 

October 22, 2017 Sale!

“It looks like a rather blustery day” said Winnie the Poo!

Cold outside? Not to worry, the OSF Shop has lots of cozy fleece, warm woollies, hoodie knits and polar fleece  to keep Jack Frost away from your nose and toes. Our next Sale is this Sunday, October 22nd at Our Social Fabric— here’s what we have in store for you:

Last Minute Halloween Costumespic_Trick or Treat

Only a few days left to “whip up” that Halloween costume, lots of black stretch knit, perfect for witch dresses and Dracula capes. Stretch knit is great for costumes—you don’t need to serge the edges, just cut, stitch a few seams and go! The Halloween section with weird and wonderful bits and pieces is located at the front of the shop.  

Fall Essentials

We have a healthy selection of wool and wool blends, coat weights – plenty of new arrivals since our last sale; you’ll will find them in our “Naturals” section together with an assortment of cottons, linens, rayons and flannels.

Merino Wool KnitsIMG_7047

We found another bolt of that beautiful royal blue Merino Wool Knit in our locker! Yes, we have a locker full of fabric bolts—one day we’ll have a locker sale—won’t that be amazing! Merino wool is a high quality, super fine wool which is strong and smooth against the skin and super comfortable to wear—it regulates body temperature, keeping you warm in cold weather and cool in hot—a simply amazing textile.  A few bundles of the merino wool in russet and apricot colours are also available.  

 

Black Technical FleeceIMG_7093

This is the perfect fabric to keep you toasty while watching the kids play soccer and hockey.  It is pre-cut in 3m pieces but also available by the bolt for $80.  Pair it up with our green plaid quilted cotton for a cozy fall jacket—see our reversible coat on display with packages of the green plaid and technical fleece.

 

Yarn, trim and ribbonpic_trim bolts

In our notions section, you will find baskets of braided trim, cording, piping, fringe, gimp and ribbon—all at rock-bottom prices.  Don’t forget to stock up on zippers, 10 for $1!!!

 

Other regular stocked items:

Bemberg lining $3/m

Zippers 10/$1

Button packages $1-$2

Patterns $1-$2

Thread Cones $1-$2

Black Technical Fleece $80/bolt (or $3/meter)

 

New donations arrive weekly, 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.

Upcoming November sales are:

Thursday, November 9, 5pm-8pm
Sunday, November 19, 10am-1pm

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

russellbuilding.jpg

 

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.

 

October 12, 2017 Pop Up Sale!

Happy Halloween!!!
Trick or Treating is just around the corner, but there’s still time to IMG_7044 pick up everything you need for those costumes you haven’t started yet! We’ve had some weird and wonderful donations since our last sale—fun fur in a variety of colours, felt, tulle, fancies and specialty fabrics. You will find all of your Halloween needs on the back table. Our next Pop Up Sale is this Thursday, October 12th, 5-8pm at Our Social Fabric— here’s what we have in store:

Fall Essentials
We have a healthy assortment of medium and heavy weight fabrics just waiting to be turned into a fall or winter coat; lots of newly-arrived wool and wool blends – you’ll find them in our “Naturals” section together with an assortment of cottons, linens, rayons and IMG_7047flannels.

Power Dry Base Fabric
This superior quality bolt just arrived in the shop and we expect it to fly off the shelf. It wicks moisture away from your skin, fast drying, highly breathable, lightweight and easy care makes it the right choice for your fall and winter sportswear needs (comes in red only).

Knits
We still have some bamboo/cotton/spandex magenta and teal striped knit, get it before it’s all gone for good. NEW for this sale—IMG_7030Merino Wool Knit in a beautiful royal blue (hint of turquoise). This one is not going to last long, get your bundle now!!

Hoodie and Polar Fleece
We have lots of beautiful hoodie knits and fleece in all sorts of colours. All you need are a few small scraps to make a mini hoodie for the little guys and gals in your life!

Muslin Squares
Yes, muslin squares are back!! Packaged in bundles with 30 to 48 cm squares. Great for kids craft bags, textile journal bases and art canvases. Fabric is 100%IMG_7046 cotton, can be dyed, sewn into doll bodies, Christmas angels, stenciled gift bags, and tags—the list is endless!

Black Technical Fleece
This is the perfect fabric to keep you toasty while watching the kids play soccer and hockey. It is precut in 3m pieces but also available by the bolt for $80. Why not a jacket with pants to match? Or a fringed blanket to wrap around you on the sidelines.

Yarn, trim and ribbon
We have a selection of silk, wool, cotton and acrylic yarns for your fall IMG_6987and winter knitting needs; knitting and crochet needles an hooks can be found in the Notions section. heck Check out our table of trims, ribbons, gimp and cording for all your crafting needs.

Other regular stocked items: Bemberg lining $3/m Zippers 10/$1 Button packages $1-$2 Patterns $1-$2 Thread Cones $1-$2 We have new donations coming in 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. See you on Thursday from 5pm – 8pm!

russellbuilding

 

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.

September 24, 2017 Sale!

Happy Fall everyone!Pink hoodie fleece top resized

Don’t you just love the cooler weather, it means we can pull out our cozy clothes!  If you’re looking for Fall fabrics, we have everything you’re looking for.  And don’t forget about Hallowe’een, it’s time to start working on those costumes!!!  Join us this Sunday, September 24th for another awesome sale at Our Social Fabric (10am to 1pm)— here’s what we have in store for you:

 Fall Essentials

We’ve pulled out our inventory of wool and wool 

blends, you will find them in our naturals section amongst the usual array of cottons, 

Fleece impage from IG

linens, rayons and flannels.  Who doesn’t need another pair of flannel pj’s?  We also have lots of corduroy in a variety of colours and wales.  Nothing says Fall more than a pair of corduroy pants.  In need of a new Fall/Winter coat?  We have a small selection of fabrics suitable for just that.

 Black Technical Fleece

This is the perfect fabric to keep you toasty while watching the kids play soccer and hockey.  It is pre-cut in 3m pieces but also available by the bolt for $80.  Why not a jacket with pants to match?  Or a fringed blanket to wrap around you on the sidelines.  IMG_3442

 Hoodie and Polar Fleece

We have lots of beautiful hoodie knits and fleece in all sorts of colours.  Don’t forget, Christmas is creeping up on us, maybe it’s time to make that special someone a scarf or hat out of polar fleece.

 Knits

We also scored another bolt of the amazing magenta and teal striped knit— it is actually made of bamboo/cotton/spandex in case you missed it.  Check out the samples our staff has made at the back of the store.  We also have lots of other high quality knits in our usual array of rainbow colours!

 Trick or Treatpink and teal outfit from IG

We have some “ghoulish” delights for your little pumpkins on Hallowe’en night.  Lots of fun fur in a variety of colours, felt, tulle, fancies and specialty fabrics.  We also have lots of black knits that would be perfect for Dracula, a witch or wizard capes.  If you prefer to stay away from the dark side, there’s lots of white for the ghosts out there.  Lots of Special Event/Bridal  fabrics in pretty pastels for that little Princess of yours! You will find all of your Hallowe’en needs on the back table.

 Other regular stocked items:

Bemberg lining $3/m
Zippers 10/$1
Button packages $1-$2
Patterns $1-$2
Thread Cones $1-$2

 Our shelves are FULL and there is too much to mention…. 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.

 See you on Sunday September 24th,  10am – 1pm!

 Questions / to learn more:

Web Site: www.oursocialfabric.wordpress.com
General 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.jpg

 

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.