Inspiring art sites

Dr. Sketchy – Fun life drawing sessions with a burlesque attitude.
UrbanSketchers – International  plein air sketching group
ArtOdyssey – An inspiring art blog



Interesting Shops & Resources in Vancouver

Dr. Sketchy Vancouver – Fun life drawing sessions with a burlesque attitude.
– Local wearable artists’ art, currently featuring works by Angelika Werth. Imports gorgeous Oleana knitwear from Norway.
Bed – 100% cotton dyed bed sheets and duvet covers in more than 54 colors! Fabulous!
Dressew – The biggest selection of trims, zips, fringe, buttons in Vancouver. Also fabric, notions and great costume bits. 337 West Hastings Street. A real fabriholic’s treasure trove!
Maiwa Handprints – Lovely clothes and textiles, great textile supplies and books, workshops, too. The Net Loft, Granville Island.
Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts – A great Vancouver group

Inspiring Artistic Sites

Cirque De Soleil – performance group
MacKenzie Childs – inspiring decorative furniture
Oilily – a colorful store, good eye candy, clothing for women and children
Kaffe Fassett – rich textiles and knits

Independant Sewing Pattern Companies

Pavelka Design sewing patterns
Timeless clothes for fabric lovers, up to plus size
Pink Fig patterns
Really cute patterns for kids clothes!!!
Amy Butler patterns
Cure patterns for women and for great bags, plus her signature fabric
Sewing Workshop
Contemporary sewing patterns from California
Favorite Things
Bags, hats & clothes from the cottage by BC designer Leslie Gladman
Critter Pattern Works
Wonderful animal quilts by Deborah Konchinsky
Practical travel clothing, good hidden pockets
Dana Marie
Patterns up to plus sizes, fabrics, stamps & more
Lorraine Torrence
Artistic pieced clothing
Park Bench Patterns
Cute styles of easy to wear clothing
Christine Jonson
Classic styles with a bit of attitude