Stitch and Strategize Events

A Slow Clothing Collaboration

Amy Walker of Makemobile joins Sharon Kallis, plus invited friends, colleagues and passers-by for Stitch and Strategize. Check out this page for more information about this project.

Conversation and Clothing

Fridays Dec 6, 13 & 20 9am-12noon   

Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews

Friday Dec 27 11am-2pm 

Trillium Park , SW corner of Malkin and Thornton streets

 Sharon and Amy embark on a slow-clothing exchange; making and mending for each other, sharing skills and materials. Join them for conversations about textiles, listen to podcasts, learn mending and making methods and generally be inspired in ways to extend the life of your wardrobe. Free event, no registration required, some mending materials and tools available for use or loan during session if you wish to do your own hand work alongside.

Stitch and Knit Socials

Tuesdays  Jan 14, 21, 28 and Feb 4  7-9pm

Andina Brew Pub, 1507 Powell Street.
Free – registration required – see links below

Join Amy and Sharon at Andina for social time in this lovely, well-lit room. Please take a ticket so we’ll know the size of our reservation. Participants are responsible for their own food/beverage purchases and we ask you to please order something from the food or drink menu. Bring your own project and enjoy EartHand comradery on these winter nights!
tickets: Jan 14Jan 21Jan 28Feb 4

Fibre Field Studies: Looking at our local second-hand/waste stream cloth ecology

Urban Cloth Reclamation 

Tuesday  March 3 7-9pm

Value Village 1820 East Hastings meet at front of shop
Free – registration required –

Join Amy and Sharon for an informal cruise of the Value Village aisles. Let’s look together for garments that make good candidates for refashioning- either as a cloth harvest or for pattern hacking. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to scout a thrift shop  if garment hacking for patterns, yarn harvests or reading fibre labels is a mystery for you. Participants are responsible for making their own purchases.

….more Fibre Field Study trips to be announced.

Paid programs and related credit opportunities

Felting Local Fleece Exploration with Amy Walker- April 26 & May 23 $110

Thursday May 14 11am-2pm, Felting Materials Production– free credit offering program