What: Textile supply store carrying everything from yarn, silk screening supplies and fabric dyes to books, knitting notions and specialty fabrics. Where: 6-1666 Johnston Street Granville Island, Vancouver, BC Canada. Net Loft (outside entrance)
What: They collect from over 100 different local industries, diverting safe, useable off-cuts, discards, misprints and over-stock from the land fill. Materials are then sorted, organized and prepared for the store. Where: 3126 Main Street, Vancouver BC
What: Our Social Fabric (OSF) is a textile recycling initiative that has been in operation since 2009. They offer fabrics of all types in all quantities (scraps to bolts) once to twice a month in their East Van location. Where: #340—1275 Venables Street, Vancouver
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Vancouver Yarn is a free resource which links you to local DIY textile shops and designers as well as artists and makers which are local to greater Vancouver BC, unceded Coast Salish territory, and throughout so-called British Columbia. I also list online shops and designers from around the country.
Many of my links come from your submissions - Thank you! If you tell me about a dyer, designer, shop etc I will add it.