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.

Sharon Kallis will braid stinging nettle grown and processed by her in city parks for a vest. Amy will wet-felt locally-sourced sheep’s wool into a jacket.

Everyone is expected to work independently at this event, there will be no instruction.

Thursday, September 10 4-6 pm at Woodland Park

Saturday, September 12, 10 am – 12 pm at Cultural Harmony Grove Park

Thursday, September 17, 1-3 pm at Hadden Park

Weather dependent, locations may flex to nearby sheltered public spaces if required, or be cancelled completely- ask yourself- do I want to bike and work in this? If the answer is yes, we will be there!

Sharon gratefully acknowledges BC Arts Council for the support in the creation of the nettle braiding project.