FASHION AND HOME DESIGN, SEWING STUDIO, TEXTILE ART GALLERY, AND LEARNING CENTER
We LOVE being in downtown Bellingham! You’ll find our boutique and textile art gallery at 301 West Holly Street, Suite M-6, in the Bay Street Village which is at the corner of Bay and Holly. Whether it’s a need for design services (fashion or home), 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!
We are BIG into up-cycling at Social Fabric. It’s evident in our own designs; a perfect example would be Molly’s Vinyl Bags, made from advertising banners, fingerless gloves made from sweater parts!
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 SHERRER – Owner of Social Fabric, Couture Designer, Artist, Instructor, and Sewist
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 CHAMBERS – Owner of Molly’s Sewing Machine Repair, Instructor, General All Around Creative Sewing Guru
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 an amazing Sewing Machine Guru. She keeps things running smoothly and fixes a host of machine problems.