Community Textile Arts & Salvage Workshop
Welcome to our website! Use the buttons at the top of this page to find the information you need. Or read this page for a description of this project, what we offer, and how you can contribute.
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 and the tools one needs for most sewing projects, including a serger! We have limited supplies of knitting materials and tools.
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 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 and yarns 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. Our entrance is on Spruce St and we share our space with PedX, the bicycle courier company. Get directions here: google map.
The Fábrica is open 5 days a week for open shop/drop-in hours. You can come by during this time and ask questions, get advice, or start working on an epic project.
Monday 4 pm – 7 pm Tuesday 10 am – 1 pm
Thursday 2 pm – 5 pm
Saturday 4 pm – 7 pm
Sunday 6 pm – 9 pm
We also offer classes. For a class listing, click the tab above or this link. Or come by the shop and pick up a calender.