Autumn Guilds and Opportunities

Sharon has been busy designing the autumn workshop and guild schedule which features collaborations with artists near and far including past and present Artists in Residence – now is the time to design your own Autumn learning journey with us!

Summer Weave Extravaganza

Four consecutive nights to get your weave on! Weaving all things basket related with Sharon and Amy at Trillium North Park

Aug 23, 24, 25, 26 / 6-8pm / Free, registration dependent upon skill level (see post) / Trillium Park

Gifts of Time: Dye & Spin

Spend a Sunday afternoon helping prepare wool for EartHand’s Artists’ in Residence T’uy’t’tanat (Cease Wyss) and Jolene Andrew in time for their winter weaving.

Sundays / Aug 29, Oct 3 / 1-4pm / Free, registration required/ Trillium Park

Colours: From the Land to Fleece

This dye studio intensive over four Sundays is a chance to work with some of the iconic dye plantings from the Means of Production  and Trillium gardens. Over the  sessions we will dye two small white and grey sheep fleece that have been pre-mordanted with alum. The group of 7 will collectively share the raw dyed wool coming from each dye bath, giving everyone a wide library of local colour for autumn spinning, felting and other winter fibre work.

Sundays / Sept 12, 19 Oct 17, 24 / 1-5pm / $270 incl. materials / Trillium Park

Guild: Lessons from the Nettle Sister

The six months of virtual monthly meeting times will lead us through from green unretted, water retting stalks, nature/root retted stalks into spring tea and medicine gathering and provide the space and time to come together and share and celebrate “All Things Nettle”.

Mondays / Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21 / 7-9pm PST / $180 / Virtual*

*guild members in the Vancouver area can have access to EartHand gardens for limited amounts of nettles, flax and dogbane.

Indigo Vat Research Support Group

Are you new to Indigo or Woad vats and feeling a little nervous and intimidated? So are we!

Join Sharon Kallis (EartHand Gleaners Society) and Ivy Stovall (Rewild Portland) for this online research and support group as we learn and share together.

Tuesdays/ Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16/ 7-9pm PST / $90 / Virtual

Colour Blending and Spinning Guild

Inspired by seasonal bounty coming from our gardens and kitchens, let’s look at colourways with a different lens. Consider the bounty of autumn apples; flecks of purple, gold, cool yellows and a base line of red- how might that translate to coreopsis, tansy, madder and pokeberry dyes?

Although this focus is on blending and fibre preparation, if you are new to spinning this is a fantastic way to jump in and fall in love with preparing your own yarn for knitting or weaving projects. Led by Karen Barnaby and Sharon Kallis.

Fridays / Oct 15, Nov 19, Jan 21, Feb 18 / 7-9pm PST / $90 / Virtual

Past Threads: Present Place – Winter Ancestral Cloth Guild

What might your ancestors have been wearing 1000 years ago? 

 Weekly virtual gatherings include discussion time for sharing what we individually are learning in our research with short, supportive tutorials into spinning, dying and weaving using materials locally available to where we each now live. Each step we discuss what we might already know about our personal ancestral connections to those materials or discover what would be the place-specific equivalent. 

Tuesdays / 10 sessions Nov 23 – Feb. 8 / 7-8.30pm PST / $210 / Virtual

We have more community events – both virtual and in person – yet to come, so keep an eye on our events listing for up to date information!