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« on: September 03, 2003 01:32:10 PM »

When in Vancouver you have to check Urban Source.  http://www.urbansource.bc.ca

It has so many wonderful goodies and it is all recycled materials!

Check it out!

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2003 10:08:13 AM »

Thanks for the link! I have been in there before and I was thinking about it the other day, but I couldn't remember what it was called, or where it was!
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2003 08:43:50 PM »

I lover urban source, and also Dressew on Hastings.
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2003 10:36:40 AM »

Does anyone know where I can find purse supplies, like handles and closures, in Vancouver? I don't remember seeing them at Dressew, but there is a lot to see there...
Thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2003 11:28:54 PM »

I have seen bamboo handles at Douglas Trading post on Granville.  I think they were pretty cheap, too, like $2-3.
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2003 02:00:53 AM »

Oh perfect!! I was looking for those for the purse that I am making for a friend...thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2003 10:23:01 PM »

I posted some of these on glitter today and realized I still hadn't done so on craftster so here you go:

Fabric / Notions

Dressew - 337 West Hastings, Vancouver

Big fabric selection at very good prices upstairs, the best notions department downstairs.  Almost everything you could ever want and a bunch of stuff you didn't even know you needed.

Button Button - 422 W. Cordova
A tiny little shop full of buttons, buttons!

Fabricana -  1348 United Blvd, Coquitlam
(also in Richmond & Surrey)

Fanny's Fabrics - 1365 United Blvd, Coquitlam

There is another place (can't remember the name!) beside Fanny's and across the street from Fabricana that is a discount fabric store.

Maiwa Handprints in the Net Loft on Granville Island
http://www.maiwa.com/
Fabric paints and the like.

Paper

Paper Poet - 665 Columbia, New Westminster
http://www.paperpoet.ca
Great paper, envelopes, cool stamps, sealing wax and stamps plus my friend Tanya owns the shop and she is fantastic! Smiley

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Opus (Granville Island, North Van & Langley)

http://www.opusframing.com/
Loomis (on Main near Terminal)
http://www.loomisartstore.com/engl/promo/index.asp
All sorts of art supplies and some craft stuff, too.

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2004 12:14:02 AM »

I have been going to urban source since I was 7. It use to be a store for kids called imagination market where kid went and made little craft things. I think it closed b/c not enough business but urban source branched off it and im glad
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2004 07:01:54 AM »

I posted some of these on glitter today and realized I still hadn't done so on craftster so here you go:

Fabric / Notions

Dressew - 337 West Hastings, Vancouver

Big fabric selection at very good prices upstairs, the best notions department downstairs.  Almost everything you could ever want and a bunch of stuff you didn't even know you needed.

Button Button - 422 W. Cordova
A tiny little shop full of buttons, buttons!

Fabricana -  1348 United Blvd, Coquitlam
(also in Richmond & Surrey)

Fanny's Fabrics - 1365 United Blvd, Coquitlam

There is another place (can't remember the name!) beside Fanny's and across the street from Fabricana that is a discount fabric store.

Maiwa Handprints in the Net Loft on Granville Island
http://www.maiwa.com/
Fabric paints and the like.

Paper

Paper Poet - 665 Columbia, New Westminster
http://www.paperpoet.ca
Great paper, envelopes, cool stamps, sealing wax and stamps plus my friend Tanya owns the shop and she is fantastic! Smiley

Art Supplies

Opus (Granville Island, North Van & Langley)

http://www.opusframing.com/
Loomis (on Main near Terminal)
http://www.loomisartstore.com/engl/promo/index.asp
All sorts of art supplies and some craft stuff, too.

 Cheesy Crissy

the store in coquitlam is textile clearance house and there's another location in vancouver (41st and fraser). everything is under $10 a yard, and it's great place to get notions and patterns. memberships are $5 a year and they have 50% notion sales and $1 pattern sales for members all the time. i buy pretty much all my fabric there, except for the odd quilting cotton from fabricana. they carry all the same stuff as fabricland will have, but half the price, and lots of older stock that you can't find anywhere. i tend to think of it as a treasure hunt, then you won't be bothered as much by the mess and the rude staff. (they're owned by fabricland, though they'll never admit to it, and their staff are really poorly paid, so they tend to be kinda rude)
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2004 04:34:27 PM »

I get all of my fabric from Dressew. It's the best and it has anything craft-related you can imagine plus alot more. And it's pretty cheap! Also, Fanny's is great too!
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2004 01:16:09 AM »

Nobody could ever beat Dressew.
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2004 12:08:37 AM »

Just to update some info:

The Fanny's store in Coquitlam did a midnight flit a couple of weeks ago. I was just there and both the Fabricana people and the discount place had no idea what happened; Fanny's was there on a Saturday and gone on a Monday.

There's now a Loomis near Granville Island, at 4th and Fir.

Another place I like is at Main and 17th - it's an outdoor fabric store (lots of polar fleece and things like neoprene, ripstop, backpack material, tent material) and while it's a little pricey, they have really good-quality fastenings and closures (the plastic buckles and things for bags and backpacks) in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They sell remnants at a good price, too.
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2004 10:58:30 PM »

Hi All,

I'd like to get my hands on some clear vinyl.  Do you know which stores in Vancouver would carry this?  Thanks much!
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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2004 12:27:40 PM »

I've seen clear vinyl (and coloured) at Dressew and the fabricland in Park Royal mall.

Park royal is also building more shops at the moment which will house a JoAnnes and a Michaels.
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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2008 02:49:01 PM »

i didn't find urban source so interesting, unfortunately
i was really expecting more, that it was larger
and had a lot of junk material
but there wasn't much of a selection there

there is a few more interesting things at Ruby Dog too
but it's mostly about ready-made things that you can use
(like decorating with ready-made cards and so on)
rather than using things to make things from scratch
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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2008 03:02:11 PM »

If you are looking for high-end silks, lace and wool. There is also Gala Fabrics on Granville St.
They also have a much bigger store in Victoria. It's a good place to drool over there chinese brocades and dupioni silks.
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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2008 11:47:49 PM »

i always think about going in there, but the parking situation on that stretch of granville is so horrific that i've never been bothered!


ruby dog's closed last month, in case anyone sees the older posts and wanted to check it out!
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