8 sessions, Tuesdays 6-9pm
October 17- December 12 ( note no class October 31st)
The BeeSpace, 580 Powell Street
EartHand Gleaners is proud to partner with Abeego, makers of the original beeswax food wraps, and Hives for Humanity to offer this unique research weaving group. Participants will learn weaving skills using factory cuttings of Abeego strips while supporting local beekeeping and skills-training initiatives in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Here is how it works:
Participants will explore plain weave, twining, diagonal plaiting and rope making using these lovely waxed strips over 8 sessions. We will focus on food storage-related projects such as flat woven wraps, sandwich bags, “soft-shell take away’ boxes and counter-top citrus bowls. Each participant will make pieces to keep for personal use, have additional strips to take home and continue projects between sessions, and commit to donating one piece they are proud of as an auction item for a Hives for Humanity fundraiser to happen in early 2018.
Abeego strips are an interesting and unique material to weave: they are soft and tacky, staying where you place them, making them ideal for learning new techniques. As a group we will explore design ideas for food storage and undoubtedly make some interesting discoveries along the way. Abeego has moved to a zero waste process, so these strips are in limited supply and we may never be able to offer this workshop again- register now, while supplies last!