As we launch into July it seems a good time for a quick update on the many things we are up to this season- or planning for Autumn.
First off- we are so thrilled to announce we received our funding from BC Arts Council for the Land & Sea project! We will be collectively planning with our community partners and more details will be released in late August.
The Weaving Wagon is now making appearances, and will be traveling to Richmond City Hall Wednesday July 5th from 12.30-2pm for a display of how we use various plants in our hand work and rope making instruction, the end of July finds it at Civic Theatre for multiple dates, and then to Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver August 8 and 9th.
Also, we are growing some roots in Kelowna this year! The 2016 blackberry/butterfly project in Richmond has an offshoot project lead by Jaymie Johnson, and will be using the local grasses and nettle for coil basketry installations made with community participation this summer culminating Labour Day weekend. Find out more here.
Our next collaboration up-purposing invasive plants with Stanley Park Ecology Society was just announced a few posts ago, and begins this Friday evening knitting bionetting by the seashore ( say that 10 times fast…though technically we are by the lagoon)
Our other ongoing seasonal programs are ticking along wonderfully, there is still room for the July 8th coiled basketry intro using local grasses, and open studio sessions are in full swing- keep an eye on our calendar for more details!
Wishing you the best of the long day season, including lots of time outdoors with your toes in the sand or soil and fingers in some local fibres.