Up-Stitch is a nonprofit creative reuse organization that collects donated fabric,

   yarn, and other sewing and needlework materials to distribute and sell back to the  

   crafting community at an affordable rate. We endeavor to keep useful material out

   of landfills, facilitate creativity, and increase environmental awareness throughout

   the Capital District.


  We are accepting donations of all kinds:

   •   Fabric of all types:

     - non-cotton fabric LARGER than 1 yard.

     - NO tablecloths or cushion covers.

   •   Patterns - uncut only

   •   Notions and tools including pins,

       scissors, buttons, elastic, thread

   •   Buckles, zippers and fasteners

   •   Yarn of all types and quantities

   •   Trims, ribbon, lace

   •   Knitting needles, crochet hooks and

        knitting/crochet accessories

   •   Sewing & Knitting books-NO magazines

   •   If you have other items you think are

        related, just ask!

   •   Please NO mildew, pet or mothball

        odors and NO toxins on the materials, must

          be from a SMOKE FREE home.

    •   NO clothing.



  Albany Art Room ONLY

  350 New Scotland Ave.

  Albany, NY 12208

  Hours Mon-Thurs 4-6pm  

  Sat 10am-4pm,  Sun 10am-1pm


  *You must be able to unload your

   own donations from you car. Help

   will NOT be available.

  *All donations must be checked in

  with an Albany Art Room or Up-Stitch

  employee during business hours.

   *If your donation is larger than 1

   or 2 bags please CALL ahead to

   arrange a meeting.

  *Please write your zip code on the 

  outside of your donation boxes or 

  bags when you leave them.


  Up-Stitch is now open for sales at the Albany Art Room six days a week.

  Come visit our little shop!   

  350 New Scotland Ave. in Albany.

  Mon - Thurs 4-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-1pm


    The profits from our sales go toward covering our administrative costs and the

    cost of the space where we collect and sort donations. Additionally, the proceeds help

    fund community projects. We would also like to save some of the funds to

    put toward an eventual larger retail space where we envision a fabric and yarn  

    store with sewing and knitting classes and a space where local creative groups  

    could meet and work on projects collectively. 



                         Call Megan or Maggie at (518) 618-2825 or email us using the link at the

                           top of the page.



  Our goal is to improve the planet by reducing our local carbon footprint through the  

  recycling of fabric and yarn. By re-circulating these materials to the community, we

  keep them out of landfills and put them back into the hands of people that can use

  them. Check out our Community Projects page to see what we’re up to!


   Please see our Events Page for a complete listing of all our current sales, workshops

  and charitable events! Click on the links provided to register for an event or workshop

  or email us at info.upstitch@gmail.com.