About

Social Fabric

Women’s Boutique, Textile Art Gallery and Learning Center

We LOVE being in downtown Bellingham!  You’ll find our boutique and textile art gallery at 1302 Commercial Street – in the Parkade building.  Whether it’s sightseeing, sewing classes or shopping that brings folks through our doors, we thrive on getting to know each and every one!

Social Fabric is the relationships and connections we make with one another, making us all a part of the common thread of society as a whole. ~ Renee Sherrer

Much like the definition of Social Fabric, we aim to create connections which bind our community through our community events, boutique and classes!

Up-Cycling

We are BIG into up-cycling at Social Fabric.  It’s evident in our own clothing designs, as well as the jewelry and accessories we have in our store.  A perfect example would be Molly’s Vinyl Bags, made from advertising banners, or Tammy Rice’s purses and belts made from car and bicycle tire inner tubes and bicycle tires!

BUT, it’s not JUST about sustainability – it’s also the challenge of combining good design with up-cycled materials to make a new and beautiful thing!  Join our Community!  Subscribe to our newsletter or follow our FaceBook page!

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Social Fabric Team

Renee SherrerRENEE SHERREROwner, Designer, Instructor, Boss’est with the Mostest
I’ve been working with textiles, specifically sewing, since I was about 8 years old. It just seemed a natural  progression to use that interest to make art, which led me to get my MFA in Textiles at University of North Texas.  I’ve taught a variety of subjects from sculpture to dyeing, drawing, fashion design and sewing at a long list of schools: West Texas State University, U of North Texas, Eastern Montana College, Whatcom Community College, Skagit Valley College, Ragfinery and The Foundry.  NOTHING holds my interest like textiles; the engineering of a garment or a sculpture, the surface embellishment or just the texture and weave of a beautiful fabric.  I created Social Fabric to expose people to the myriad of textile and sewing arts which are so under exhibited in a smaller community like Bellingham.

molly-chambersMOLLY CHAMBERSInstructor, General All Around Creative Sewing Guru, Owner of Molly’s Machine Repair
Molly Chambers started sewing at age 11, making festive holiday outfits for her troll dolls.  For the last four decades she has been sewing with vinyl, plastic, fabric, and up-cycled items.  She has been teaching and selling her amazing creations in Bellingham since 1989.  Molly is also a Sewing Machine Guru.  She keeps things running smoothly and fixes a host of machine problems.  Her skills and talents are so welcome at Social Fabric!

KARIN MUELLERSales Associate, Merchandiser, General all around amazing artist and FUN lady!
Karin is a treasure who’s been working in retail fashion for a long time.  She is often the most fashionable person in the room!  She creates wonderful displays which exhibit her amazing artistic ability.  Karin creates fun, interesting and stylish one-of-a-kind art pieces with recycled parts, found objects and even traded items from other artists. You MUST check out some of her artwork at her website: www.rejectart.com

 

CALYN McLEOD – Sales Assoicate, Seamstress, General all around talented person.
Calyn is such a fresh breath of air for us because she’s so young.  She reminds us how sweet it is to be full of the world at that age  – how to look at the world with unlimited possibilities.  Thanks for that Calyn!