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:

   •    Fabrics of all types, sizes and ages

   •    Patterns

   •    Notions and tools - pins, scissors,

        buttons, elastic, thread

   •    Buttons, buckles, zippers and fasteners

   •    Yarn of all types and quantities

   •    Trims, ribbon, lace

   •    Knitting needles, crochet hooks and

        knitting/crochet accessories

   •    Sewing and knitting books

   •    If you have other items you think are

        related, just ask!

   •    Please NO mildew, pet or mothball

        odors and NO toxins on the materials.

         NO clothing.


  Albany Art Room

  350 New Scotland Ave.

  Albany, NY 12208

  Hours Mon-Thurs 9-11am & 4-6pm  

  Sat 10am-4pm,  Sun 10am-1pm

  Arts Center of the Capital Region

  265 River St, Troy, NY 12180

  Hours Mon-Thurs 9am-7:30pm

  Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm

  *Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

  510 Albany Shaker Road

  Loudonville, NY 12211

  Hours Tues, Weds, Fri 9am-2pm

   *Please call ahead for an 

    appointment at the church



  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 9-11am & 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.


    At this time donations to Up-Stitch are not tax deductible. We are a nonprofit

   corporation, but we do not yet have 501(c)(3) status. One of our goals is to raise

   enough funds to enable us to become 501(c)(3).