Our Mission

EartHand Gleaners Society uses a community-engaged model for creating environmental art programs with opportunities for research, skill development and skill sharing. Our projects foster multicultural, interdisciplinary collaboration among community members and professionals in the fields of education, sciences and the arts. We model how to “Be a Producer without first being a Consumer”: to be…

Winter Happenings Just Added!

Remember meeting up in public for social hand work time? New virtual events and workshops continue to roll out and as we slide into January continuing our online social makers time for sharing and learning together. We hope to have you join us soon virtually until we can meet again in person. Our Annual General…

new programs for the new year

From mending old to making new- we are starting the year off all about cloth and delving deep into culture. Learning to mend and online community time! This online mending guild from Jan. 20-March 31 on Wednesday nights offers 2 weeks of time between sessions to complete one garment repair and move on to the…

Ghost Onion Bag Challenge: What will you make?

Inspired by the works of Kittie Kipper on Instagram  – chef Karen Barnaby wants to see the large red net bags in which onions enter commercial kitchens repurposed into beautiful new life beyond trash. Twisting, stitching and coiling come immediately to mind… What can you think up? Check out @kittiekipper on Insta for inspiration and…

Reflections on our online guilds…

A Meeting of Technologies: Hands-on Crafting Classes Successfully Go Online During Covid Column by Karen Canan in Corvallis, Willamette Valley, Oregon, December 1, 2020 As we enter into the ninth month of the worldwide Covid pandemic’s spread into the United States, we can look to other countries for inspiration in how to continue our outdoor…

November, December, Together

From traveling through each others bookshelves to Plan Jam Goal Friends, we have some opportunities to be online together soon! Sharon and other EartHand leaders are doing lots of work behind the scenes to get ready for what we will be offering in the coming months for both technical learning and community sharing time. Meanwhile,…

Listen While You Work…

Short cold days and long winter nights is the perfect time to get lost at home in hand projects galore. Below is a growing list of things that have inspired thoughtful listening while working on hand projects. Favourites from our executive director Sharon Kallis: Canadian actor and writer Dan Levy has been taking the University…

Wednesday nights are for making!

What is your goal or passion project- weaving or knitting? Either way we have got you covered for supportive online learning and skill sharing with a few spots open in the two following programs. Nicole Preissl is leading a Weavers Guild that starts up on October 28, coaching people via zoom on weaving small tapestry…

Get knit ready for the winter!

We are thrilled to have Nicola Hodges able to work with us still – joining us virtually from the Sunshine Coast. Time together with knitting needles has always been a part of how our community gathers, and this fall we have formalized this into a guild opportunity where a small group of knitters can inspire…

Simple Vessel Weaving Guild

Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30, Sept 24, Oct 8, 22, Nov 5, 19, Dec 3  6 sessions – $75 Max 8 participants, virtual participation book your spot to participate here Become comfortable weaving on a form, practicing twining techniques, and building skills required for weaving garden hats in 2021! Garden ornamental and invasive seasonal green-waste are the…

Making in Parks: Stitch and Strategize Events!

Sharon Kallis of EartHand Gleaners and Amy Walker of Makemobile enjoy making in public whenever possible. In the spirit of using public spaces as places for arts and life, we invite you to bring your own portable hand work (ie knitting, stitching, braiding, weaving, carving painting, etc.) for three physically-distant making jams in three city parks….