The Canadian FibreShed: from regional to national; our history and future

A free,  3-part online conversational series about the history and future of Canadian fibresheds with Anna Hunter from Longway Homestead (Manitoba) and Nicola Hodges (Sunshine Coast), hosted by Sharon Kallis ( Vancouver). Wednesday nights 7:00-8:30 pm PST Nov 3, 10, 17 Recorded with time-limited access. Registration required for each event. Nov 3 – Canadian FibreShed:…

Language and Place: decolonizing our tongues and actions

A free, virtual series to unpack the complexity of decolonizing our tongues and actions. Led by Meagan Innes and Senaqwila Wyss with a weekly guest from our Artist in Residence Program (Jolene Andrew, Cease Wyss, Jaz Whitford and Tori Clark). 4 sessions Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm PST Nov 4, 25, Jan 14, 28 Registration is required…

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…

Free Summer Programs

Join us in-person at Trillium Park for these free drop-in summer programs! No registration needed. Follow the links for more details about each including what to bring and what to expect regarding public health guidelines. Mending Gatherings at Trillium 6:00-9:00 pm, 2nd Wednesday of the month June 9, July 14,  August 11 Crafting Summer Socials…

Meet our Interns!

We are thrilled to introduce three awesome people who are joining us with support from their schools. Each intern will be learning about connecting the growing and tending of plants for creative use to workshop development, with a  focus on mapping both the garden beds and seasonal work tasks. Rebecca Wang (chenyirebecca.com) is an artist…

Spring Guilds!

We are so excited to announce two new guilds launching this month that are enticing enough to keep you on Zoom during these beautiful late spring and summer evenings: Local Colour: Dye and Documentation Guild with CZarina Lobo – For the Intermediate dyer, starting June 1st and running 6 sessions spaced throughout the spring to…

Cultural Territories 101: Resources

With stories, photos, and discussion, Nicole Preissl has skillfully guided us from Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Stó:lō and other Coast Salish Territories, through Syilx Territory in the Okanagan, to Ktunaxa and Sinixt Territory in the Southern Interior during the first 3 sessions of the Cultural Territories 101 Guild. The following are a (non-exhaustive)…

Virtual Loom Building

A quick story on the potential of virtual learning. Building a warp-weighted loom virtually is something I, Jaymie, never imagined I would ever do for numerous reasons – until 6 months ago I did not know what a warp-weighted loom was; I am a beginner woodworker without a studio space; If I’m honest I don’t…

I’m Here for the Joy!

“I’m here for the joy” was a statement echoed by multiple participants in Tuesday night’s first Cultural Territories 101 with Nicole Preissl – and if you’ve had the opportunity to interact with Nicole (virtually or pre-pandemic) you won’t be surprised by this sentiment!   Nicole, born and raised in Burnaby, is Sto:lo from Leq’a:mel First…