Equipment for rent
Places that offer equipment that you can rent and take home.
Spaces for rent
Art-making spaces for rent by the hour/day/week/month
What: Crafting studio with silk screening equipment and more
Where: 115 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC
What: Maker space with a wide variety of tools and machines for rent. Available to members for a reasonable monthly rate.
Where: 780 East Cordova Street
Spool of Thread
What: Sewing Lounge providing space, tools and materials needed to create your next sewing project.
Where: 101-649 E.15th Ave, Vancouver BC
Textile Art Department
What: This jacquard weaving collective rents their loom and offers lessons and/or assistance on the loom.
Where: loom now located in MakerLabs (www.makerlabs.com)
Resources for supplies on a budget
What: SUPPLY is a non-profit that redistributes used art, office, & school supplies and offers creative reuse classes to youth and adults.
Where: Victoria, 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