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…

Soft Materials Twining: hats or baskets

June 7th will very likely be our first in-person workshop in quiet some time! After much consideration and conversations with our Park Board partners, we are aiming to go forward with this workshop that is happening over two consecutive Sundays June 7 and 14th. We have dropped the max to 4, so we can 2…

Home and Gardens: Braiding Baskets

EartHand is partnering with Stanley Park Ecology Society for this upcoming webinar on Saturday June 27th. Learn how to turn braids into baskets with other fun and useful ways to use braids made from home and garden foraged materials tickets on eventbrite are sliding scale $10-25. Over this two hour webinar, Sharon Kallis, founder of…

Adhoc Newsletter – Classes and more!

On-line or in-person? Crafting together continues one way or another! If there is one thing I am learning in all if this- adaptability is the key to my emotional resilience… making plans, changing them, then letting go and changing them again- all with grace and ease is the game of the day.I still catch myself…

A coat cut- the nettle braid project

Sharon is working on a nettle garment, and hopes for your company working alongside her virtually.  When we  make for ourselves, are all those who have taught and shared with us not alongside as well? In the spirit of community labour, Sharon and Amy invite you to join them online for these mid sized groups…

#WardrobeHack workshops continue

More workshops coming up- taking old garments and making new again! May 26th- Tshirt hack time- check it out here June 2nd- pattern hacking and drafting 101- lets figure out your garment construction together- register here

Virtual Felting with Amy!

Join this pay-what-you-like Zoom video conference felting demo with Amy Walker using local Gotland fleece from Barnston Island. Thursday May 21st 7.15 pm Link to register for the WESHOWUP demonstration This introduction to felting will show you the materials, tools and methods I use to make felt and give you an understanding of the felting process….

Virtual Weave-Along- and soup recipes!

Weave a lunch pack or water bottle cover Mason jars are such handy containers for on the go- and as we move on to the next phase of Covid 19 re-opening…being outdoors and travelling more – why not choose now to make yourself a handy jar cozy? An added bonus, Karen Barnaby has shared her…

Bird Month- our online programming!

We were super excited Sara was going to do walks with us this Spring, and when that couldn’t happen we asked Sara to embrace technology and bring the gardens to our homes. In honour of Bird Week this guest post by Sara Ross takes us on a walk (a sit-spot actually) at Trillium North Park…

The Wardrobe Hack: Artists Talk and Studio Tour

The 2 hour talk and demonstration by Sharon Kallis from April 21st – a show and tell of garments she has made from older garments and tips and tricks to inspire others to try at home…. the whole darn talk! Content and time markers to help you  find what you are curious to hear. A…

April and May- Online programming!

Take a look at our events calendar to see fresh programming all designed to keep you busy making and learning from home throughout this time of social distancing. Now thru May, we have a variety of knitting clinics, making circles and artists talks you can connect to through your computer. We are also working with…