Announcing Autumn 2022 Programs!

As our days get shorter we have turned our thoughts to the containers we desire for our gathering together- virtually and in person – this Fall. We are proud to be pulling together a variety of options that draw on the strengths of EartHand’s past offerings (we hear you when you ask for more!). And,…

August weaving nights return

Free Program: Last year we found this weaving intensive was a great way to draw the summer to a close, so are repeating it with 3 nights offered to come out and weave with others. Bring your unfinished projects to continue work or start something new. There will be a variety of plant materials currently…

Summer with EartHand

It feels so good to gather in person again! We have some outdoor open studio sessions planned, as well as community events that you will find us at over the summer months, as we share skills and methods for processing both nettle, flax for linen and wool fleece for spun lines that will be dyed…

Introducing 2022 Artists-in-Residence

Stay tuned for more exciting events of this year’s artists-in-residence program, including Meagan Innes weaving on an earth loom at Trillium that will be built by David Gowman, and crossover events between Anna Heywood Jones’s natural dye research and other EartHand programs! Anna Heywood-Jones Anna Heywood-Jones is a settler artist and educator based on the…

Surrey Museum Textile Garden

The Museum of Surrey has a fantastic textile focus with a wonderful library and vibrant series of programs for teaching about textiles; so we are thrilled to be helping them take that energy and focus to the gardens outside! Are you a Surrey resident – a senior or youth – interested in learning more about…

Last Cultural Territories 101 session

Join us for the final virtual gathering in our popular series Cultural Territories 101 Thursday May 12 7-8.30pm. This time around Nicole will invite guests to research, learn and discuss pertinent topics that affect these Nations and their sovereignty. Nicole will be leading light discussion around the plants, fibres, weaving and cultural practices of each…

Means of Production 20th Anniversary!

Join us virtually- as we attempt to live stream a talk and tour of the garden now with Oliver Kellhammer in NYC. Oliver is the artist who began the garden working with Environmental Youth Alliance, with support from Community Arts Council of Vancouver and the Vancouver Park Board. Many people in the city – artists…

Cultural Territories Resources

Nicole Preissl has done such a great job putting together resources for those that have participated in our Cultural Territories 101 series, we didn’t want this collection of links to get lost If you missed Nicole’s last Cultural Territories 101 conversation, or just wanted to follow up on some of the reading, here is a…

Reflections from Language and Place Series 2021/22

Language and Place: unpacking the complexity of decolonizing our tongues and actions The following content documents the four-part conversation series hosted by EartHand Gleaners Society as part of the 2021 Artists in Residence Project: Down from the Mountains: into the City with Cease Wyss and Jolene Andrew.  Conversations took place virtually from November 2021 to…

A Continuing Legacy

EartHand Gleaners has just received a very generous donation of equipment to both keep and move into our community of fibre folks. It seems a moment should be taken to publicly acknowledge what will be a bounty for so many in our fibre community! It is an honour and privilege to accept from the estate…