one more little stop

I am still waiting for my camera charger to arrive and when it does, I will take photographs and finish putting together my first application for a visual arts residency in Banff. Until then, here’s another little Vancouver discovery. It is amazing what you find out about your city as you are getting ready to leave it.

Spool of Thread is a nifty sewing studio and fabric store located up the block from Collage Collage, which I mentioned the other day. They offer different levels of classes, a lovely selection of fabrics including a fantastic ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ print, and unique patterns by Colette and Oliver+S. They also have drop in times and tools like dress forms and sewing machines for those who do not have their own. It is a very pleasant and supportive space, which is great for experienced and beginning sewers.

The Owl and the Pussycat and other fantastic fabrics

  • Oh, Jen, you were always good at winkling out the good places to go! Have you been to Plum Studio in Dollarton plaza? it’s tucked away, just past the liquor store, but she’s got all sorts of ethical and ecological fabrics and yarns, emroidery threads, patterns and supplies. Plus, she also has a sewing studio space. I’ve just got to get a working sewing machine…

    ps, Jonina was just in Banff as a writer, I believe at a conference. good luck with the application, I hope all goes well!


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      I have not been to Plum Studio in Dollarton but it sounds like it is worth it! It can be challenging to find those fabrics that hit the mark on all levels. Great suggestion.

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