- 9:07 am - Sat, Mar 17, 2012
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A counter covered in old yardsticks is a focal point in the Spool of Thread shop in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The shop — a “drop-in sewing lounge” that offers sewing classes, rents sewing machines, and sells fabric — serves area residents who don’t own sewing machines as well as those who do but who want join other like-minded makers in sewing in a community environment, instead of sewing at home alone.
See also: Previous Unconsumption posts on renting things vs. buying them, or collaborative consumption, as some of us refer to it.
If you like this counter, you probably will like the counters/desks made from books here and here, and earlier Unconsumption posts here on other yardstick, ruler, and tape measure uses.
(Photos: top via Poppytalk; bottom via Spool of Thread’s Flickr stream.)