Community Textile Arts & Salvage Workshop
WHAT IS THIS PLACE?
The Fábrica is community workspace where folks can come to learn and share knowledge about textiles arts. This includes Sewing, Knitting, Quilting, Embroidery, Crochet, and Bookbinding, among other arts. The workshop is operated by volunteers and funded by donations from participants. We have sewing machines as well as generous amounts of fabric, zippers, notions, and the other tools and supplies one needs for most sewing and yarn-based projects.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We value the participation of everyone regardless of their financial contribution. There is no charge to use the shop. Our operating costs are fairly low, so no one is ever turned away for a lack of funds. However, we need some money to pay rent each month. Please consider a 5-10$ donation to help us cover our expenses. Larger contributions are much appreciated and we will provide donors with our tax ID number upon request.
We also have fabrics, yarn, and notions available to buy at discount prices. These are materials that have been donated to the shop, so yardage and quality vary.
WHERE AND WHEN?
We’re located at 703 Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz in the Hub complex, which we share with the Bike Church and other organizations. Our entrance is on Pacific Avenue. Get directions here: google map.
(Pandemic) Open Hours:
The Fábrica is open only two days a week for for the moment. We have two sewing stations outside in our garden and a volunteer will be available to help you get supplies or help you using the sewing machine and do your project. You can sign up to use a machine for 1 hour at a time. No previous experience required!
Monday 3 pm – 6 pm
Saturday 3 pm – 6 pm For other occasional open hours, classes, and special events, please check out our calendar.