OSF Sale Thurs., July 12, 2-8pm

OSF SALE—THURSDAY, July 12, 2018
#270—1275 Venables Street, Vancouver

Hi everyone, looking forward to seeing you all at our next Our Social Fabric Sale this Thursday, July 12th from 2-8pm

Hi Everyone,
Quite a few of you guessed what our mystery fabrics were on our Instagram collage post a few days ago. Yes, it’s swimsuit and active wear lycra—what a score! We will have bins and bins of soft, beautiful stretch lycra for leggings, tank tops, summer dresses, shorts, active wear—so many awesome patterns to choose from, mix and match and let your imagination run wild!
Here are a few more highlights:


Bag Making  Supplies
We’ve received some interesting textiles lately that look like they could be used for bag making and /or automotive upholstering. The fabric is a bit spongy and it would make great side linings for bags and stiffening for the bottom part of your bags. Also, makes a great cover for your worn-out ironing board cover and a non-slip mat for your sewing machine foot pedal. Comes in navy, maroon and charcoal. 

Quilt Batting and Stuffing
We have a healthy supply of Cording, quilt batting, feather-weight pillow stuffing and sheets of thick fiber fill for upholstering or for making seat cushions.

Other Essential Notions:
– buttons galore and zippers in all shapes and sizes (zippers 10 for $1)
– Regular, uncut patterns $1 and Vogue patterns $2 each
– Cone thread $2
– lots of beautiful laces, fringe, trim, bridal and fancy fabrics for those special events.
New donations are arriving 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 now process your payments with “Tap debit” to a maximum of $100—see you Thursday, 2:00 pm—8:00 pm

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 door, turn right and head up one flight of stairs. Follow the signs to OSF. Click on link for 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. There is also 2 hour parking on Clark. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.

The sale again is:
Thursday, July 12, 2018
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
#270—1275 Venables Street 

Cash, Debit and Credit Cards accepted
including Tap Debit to $100
More info: oursocialfabric.ca

OSF Sale Sunday June 24, 10am-1pm

OSF SALE—SUNDAY, June 24, 2018, 10am-1pm
#270—1275 Venables Street, Vancouver

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Happy (almost) Canada Day to all our friends, colleagues and faithful customers. To celebrate our country’s birthday, why not show off your patriotic style and whip up a red and white t-shirt or a cute little sun dress. Join us on Sunday, June 24th from 10am to 1pm and pick up some bundles of red and white bamboo cotton jersey knit. Maybe matching t-shirts for the whole family?

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Lots of designer sample pieces of MEC technical knits and wovens, a wide variety of weights, colours and styles to choose from.

Fringe Fiesta!
As part of the large donation from our Victorian lamp shade designer, we received  boxes and boxes of high quality fringe and trim. Lots of colours to choose from, lengths vary from 3 inches to 10 inches!. All the white and cream trim can be dyed using the OzyPol and OzyCraft dyes—all $1/bottle.IMG_0472

Costume designers will love all these amazing trims for period costumes and set pieces.

Don’t forget, we’re now on the second floor of the Russell building, 1275 Venables. Come and visit us in our big new shop.

See you Sunday!

Other regular stocked items: 
Bemberg lining $3/m
Zippers 10 for $1
Button packages $1-$2-$5
Patterns $1-$2
Thread Cones $1-$2

New donations are arriving 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.

Note: we can now process your payments with “tap debit” to a maximum of $100.

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 door and turn right and head up one flight of stairs to the second floor. Follow the signs to OSF. Click on link for 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. There is also 2 hour parking on Clark. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.

The sale again is:
Sunday, June 24, 2018
10am – 1:00 pm
#270—1275 Venables Street 

Cash, Debit and Credit Cards accepted
More info: oursocialfabric.ca

OSF Sale June 14, 2pm-8pm

 

OSF SALE—THURSDAY, June 14, 2018
#270—1275 Venables Street, Vancouver

Hi folks,
We listened to what you said and we’re delighted to let you know that we are now open earlier for our Thursday Sales—from 2pm to 8pm! More time for you to browse, and no line ups—Yippee! We hope you will join us this ThursdayJune 14th from 2pm to 8pm in our new location at Suite 270—1275 Venables.

MEC Technical & Premium Active Wear
Two of our favourite local high-end designers donated bags and bags of technical fabrics and knits together with those in-demand premium active wear—great for yoga wear, exercise stretch wicking and technical outerwear.

OzyCraft and OzyPol dyes
One of our customers is downsizing her home-based Victorian Lampshade business and generously donated many bottles of dyes, hand dyed lace, trim, and fringe. OzyPol is a great dye for polyester textile and other products, it will dye stretch lace, synthetic pearls, buttons and beaded fringe. OzyCraft dye is used to dye Rayon or Cotton lace—simple to use—visit the OzyCraft web site (http://www.ozecraft.com) for more information on these amazing and easy to use dyes.

Quilting Bundles
Yes, they’re back—those lovely little treasures that everyone loves! Find them down the centre aisle with baskets of cotton remnants and yardage.

See you this Thursday from 2pm to 8pm

Other regular stocked items: 
Bemberg lining $3/m
Zippers 10 for $1
Button packages $1-$2-$5
Patterns $1-$2
Thread Cones $1-$2

New donations are arriving 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.
Note: we can now process your payments with “tap debit” to a maximum of $100.

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

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 second floor. Follow the signs to OSF. Click on link for 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. There is also 2 hour parking on Clark. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.

 

OSF – We’ve MOVED!

Our Social Fabric – We’ve MOVED!

Hi everyone!
Our Social Fabric has some exciting news! We’ve moved into a wonderful new space, and we can’t wait to show you around our new Shop. You were probably wondering why we’ve been so quiet these past few weeks – well, we have been busy setting up our bright new space and getting everything ready for you!

We are still in the Russell Building on the corner of Venables and Clark but moved one floor down to unit  #270 on the 2nd floor. Three times as much space! More room to move around and to check out all the great deals.
Our first sale in our new space will be this coming Sunday, May 27th from 10:00am to 1:00 pm.
Looking forward to seeing you all again!
The Board of Our Social Fabric

How to reach us / to learn more:

• www.oursocialfabric.ca
• https://www.facebook.com/oursocialfabric
• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com 
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com 
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

 LOCATION / ENTRANCE

Venables Street Entrance: Enter the bright blue door marked 1275 Venables located beside the three loading bay doors. Once inside, turn right and go up the stairs to the second floor – Suite 270 is at the top of the stairs.  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 and  2 hour parking on Clark. On Sundays, there is ample Visitor parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.

April 29, 2018 Sale!

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OSF SALE—Sunday, April 29, 2018
#340—1275 Venables Street, Vancouver

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It’s the BASIC BLACK KNIT SALE this Sunday, April 29th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Our Social Fabric. We want to share what we have and we’ve got lots of beautiful black knits, various weights, jersey knits, rib knits, synthetics and blends. Buy One—Get One Free* This sale includes all regular knits and premium active wear knits. (Sorry the Buy One-Get One Free Sale doesn’t include merino wool or cotton/bamboo knits)
*of equal or lesser value

Next Sale Date – May 27th!
We’re working on sorting through a large donation so, we won’t be having another sale until May 27th !!!  Make sure to come this Sunday to stock up—especially on those black knits!

Home Décor Clearance
We’ve gone through our home décor fabrics and slashed prices by 50% on selected bundles—grab them while they last!

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We have a healthy selection of stretch wovens in a variety of weights and colours—great for summer capris and tops. Find the bundles in the black bins on the centre table.

Premium Active Wear and Technical Fabrics
The table is full, lots of bundles to choose from—great for bags, packs, jackets, outerwear, tanks, t-shirts and there are still a few bundles left of the power dry base stretch knit.

Premium Synthetic Knits  natural knit rainbow
These high quality knits are antibacterial, odor resistant, resist pilling, breathable, fast drying, moisture wicking and made using environmentally friendly treatments. That’s amazing!

Lots of regular items in stock, buckets of zippers all 10 for $1.00, large cone thread $2 each, dress weights, thousands of button bags, wool and wool blends, naturals and sew much more! Hope to see you Sunday at 10am.

New donations are arriving 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.

Note: we can now process your payments with “tap debit” to a maximum of $100.

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.

April 12, 2018 Sale!

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OSF SALE—Thursday, April 12, 2018
#340—1275 Venables Street, Vancouver

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Two of our favourite industry donors have gifted us with many bolts of natural knits, bamboo, cotton knits and blends in a rainbow of colours  – all beautiful and soft to the touch. We’re excited to share our gigantic stash with you—we hope you will join us this Thursday, April 12th at 5pm for another spectacular sale!

 

Premium Active Wear

Bins and bins of premium active wear from a local high-end designer—lots of technical fabrics, yoga wear knits, stretch outerwear and technical wear. Theses are high quality fabrics, find them at the back display table.

 

Vinyl / Naugahydevinyl

We also received a few of bolts of light, upholstery weight vinyl—we know you’ve been wanting vinyl! Some black, a bolt of butterscotch tan, and a warm rust colour, all packaged in 1 and 2 meter lengths @ $3/meter.

 

Sewing Workshops April 16-May 7IMG_7508

Our next set of Sewing Workshops starts next Monday, April 16th.  We listened to what you asked for, so we’re offering another “Start to Sew” Workshop on Monday evenings and a “Cushions Galore—Home Décor 101” workshop on Monday mornings.

Click here to view the workshops flyer.

Click here to register for either class.

Lots of regular items in stock, buckets of zippers all 10 for $1.00, large cone thread $2 each, home décor fabrics, dress weights, thousands of button bags, naturals and sew much more! Hope to see you Thursday at 5pm.
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New donations are arriving 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.

Note: we can now process your payments with “tap debit” to a maximum of $100.

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.

OSF Sewing Workshops April-May ’18

We are delighted to announce that OSF is offering three more sewing classes. Those who attended the first Start to Sew class has so much fun and are excited to learn more sewing techniques and make more awesome stuff! The next series of classes will begin Monday, April 16:

Cushions Galore – Home Décor 101

Learn to construct basic home décor cushions in your choice of designs and sizes. Bring a pillow form and your own coordinating fabric or choose from tons of designer remnants at the OSF shop.
Date: Monday mornings, April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 9:30 – 12 noon pm
Cost: $110

  • Classes: 1 session per week
  • 5 hours per session
  • 4 sessions per series
  • Class size 4-8 students
  • Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills and understanding of sewing
    terminology, or student will have taken the “Start to Sew” class, or have equivalent experience.
  • Equipment/Supplies: Bring your personal sewing machine and sewing tools
    (rental machines available upon request $5/class – first come, first served basis)

Learn to plan and cut out your choice of cushion size and style.
Learn envelope, box style, zippered cushion covers, roll cushions and more.
Learn to add decorative elements to customize and personalize cushions for your home.

To register click here

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Start to Sew

Date: Monday evenings, April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $110

  • Classes: 1 session per week
  • 5 hours per session
  • 4 sessions / per series
  • Class size 4-8
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Equipment/Supplies: Bring your personal sewing machine and sewing tools
    (rental machines available upon request $5/class – first come, first served basis)

Learn to use a domestic sewing machine
Gain confidence with basic Sewing exercises
Learn the basics in fabric, cutting and pattern use
Achieve 2 basic projects (pin cushion & tote bag)

To register click here


Questions? Contact us at oursocialfabric@gmail.com
or contact the instructor (Denise Jones Chu) directly at:
hellobeautiful@telus.net

All classes will take place at the Our Social Fabric shop located at 1275 Venables in Vancouver