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« on: July 04, 2005 09:15:11 PM »

I've gotten more into paper crafts such as bookbinding and collage, and was wondering if anyone could recommend places in Vancouver to get nice papers.
So far I haven't seen much, and buying online doesn't seem to be that much of an option, since most of the places I've looked at are in the States, so shipping is astronomical.

I've really been looking for patterned papers, and tissue papers, but I'm not having luck finding any large assortments. Single sheets of scrapbooking paper can end up as kind of expensive, and dollar stores carry rather pitiful assortments of tissue paper...

« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2005 01:38:50 AM »

I suggest Paper-Ya on Granville Island (in the Net Loft). I haven't been there in a while, but they have a TON of beautiful papers, journals, origami books, cards, etc. There's a whole bunch of drawers with absolutely stunning tissue papers, some with patterns, odd fibers.. I highly recommend it!!! Here's a link to their website, you can browse their selection. [url]http://www.paper-ya.com[\url]

I hope you find what you're looking for!


« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2005 03:42:40 PM »

There's a really cool store between 15th and 16th on the East side of Main. I think it's called Urban Source. Lots of cool paper and other odds and ends for cheap! I love going there, good for scrapbooks, collage and other stuff like that.
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2005 02:04:54 PM »

If you don't mind going all the way out to New Westminster, Paper Poet on Columbia (and 8th, I believe), has a good selection. I'm Impressed (in New Westminster Quay and on Granville Island), has a small selection as well. If you're looking for cute origami prints, Daiso in Richmond (on Cambie and No. 3) has packs of origami paper for $2.
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2005 06:12:09 PM »

Loomis Art supply has a good selection. They haveseveral locations (4th ave near ganville island I think, and near main and terminal).

« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2005 03:41:19 PM »

I second Westcoastchica, Paper-Ya is really good. The owner is a bookbinder herself, so can answer many questions. Opus, (on Granville Island) is a great source for paper too. They carry all kinds of drawing paper, and many types of specialty paper too. They have basic book binding stuff - like chicago screws, thread, glues, book board.

Happy binding!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2005 11:20:40 PM »

definatly that place in grandville island
i dont know the name but it must be that place everyone is talking about
i was just there recently on canada day i spent a good 30 mins in there or so
i loove it
definatly check that place out
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2005 03:58:06 PM »

If you take the Sea Bus over to North Van, right at the bottom of Lonsdale (a quick walk from the Sea Bus) is a Art Supply Store - Petrov's.  I haven't been there in a while but they have a ton of stuff.  Be sure to look in all the paper cabinets that's where they keep all the parent sheets of Japanese, Italian, Watercolor, Mulberry etc paper.  Be forewarned............the owners are a bit on the quirkly side so ask first before opening the sacred drawers or you may be yelled at (I'm not kidding).  Long live paper!
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2005 09:41:34 AM »

Yeah, Urban Source on Main Street is very cool.  It's on Main at 15th, just south of Heritage Hall.  It has a lot of recycled materials, but also some new.  I agree that it would be best for collage type work, but they have some new paper stuff, too.
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2006 06:27:33 PM »

I was in Paper-Ya for the first time today and it is absolutely brilliant - I second that recommendation!
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