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…

Hops, Dandelion, Lilac Bark and Buttercups: Nelson Update

We’re more than halfway through EartHand’s first Kootenay-based programming, the Nelson Materials Investigation Series! For three sessions now, a group of 7-8 of us, primarily located on the traditional territories of the Sinixt and Ktunaxa peoples in the West Kootenays, have gathered virtually via Zoom for a show-and-tell of backyard fibre materials, to share and…