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Located in Deep Cove, Plum Project Studio offers sustainable alternatives for crochet, embroidery, knitting, quilting and sewing projects.
Next stop on our Crafty Shop Stop series is Plum Project Studio, a fibre arts shop and stitch lounge featuring materials, contemporary patterns, classes and workshops for all skill levels.? ?We asked teacher and owner Janice Agar three questions to tell us a little about what Plum Project Studio is all about.? ?
Janice Agar: Plum Project Studio offers a selection of organic and fair trade fabrics, yarns and other notions as substitutes for conventional craft materials.
The studio lounge area is stocked with a variety of reference and pattern books, for those who would like to have a tea or coffee, take a seat and find the answers / inspiration they are looking for. The lounge doubles as a comfortable teaching space for crochet, embroidery and knitting classes.
There are four sewing workstations for rent and for classes, and two sergers available, either for finishing seams or for hourly rental. A large cutting table and ironing station complete the loop and provide a place to finish projects without turning home living areas into workrooms.? ?
409 N. Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver
Organic and sustainable fabrics in many different colours and fibres, perfect for craft, home decoration, quilting and sewing projects. ?We also carry yarns, ranging from lace weight to bulky weight, in organic wool, hemp, organic cotton, colour grown organic cotton and silk. ?Sewing, knitting and embroidery patterns, birch needles and crochet hooks, essential sewing notions, recycled glass buttons, hand carved Corozo buttons, organic embroidery blanks, sustainable stuffing, plant dyed silk embroidery thread and organic cotton embroidery and sewing thread. ? ?
What are your 3 favourite projects or materials in your shop??
1. Oliver+S sewing patterns offer simplified instructions and updated clothing designs for those wishing to sew for the little people in their life.?
2. Sublime Stitching embroidery patterns—”not your gramma’s embroidery patterns,” as Jenny Hart describes her creations—and plant dyed, silk or low impact dyed organic cotton embroidery thread.?
3. The Mod Green Pod and FLUF Design fabric lines. They both feature contemporary prints, produced in North America on sustainable fabrics using water soluble, biodegradable dyes.?