We get asked about this one a lot. It’s really thrilling to make stuff out of blackberry bark, because it’s so ubiquitous and so maligned. It makes beautiful braids, one of our favourite things, to be turned into coiled or plaited projects.
Category: FORAGE: Seasonal Fibre Series
FORAGE May: Wool & the Urban Fibre Shed: Community Groom and Spin-Along!
We exhausted all our leads to find someone with a very tame, easy-going pet sheep to come in for a shearing demo, so we could host our very own ‘sheep to shawl’ event for FORAGE (yes, that’s a real thing). We did finally meet someone with a friendly sheep; but in the end, a shortage of…
FORAGE April: Yellow Flag Iris
The FORAGE April: Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus) workshop could have been billed as ‘underwater basket weaving’ – but man did we have fun!! Thanks to the 12 brave souls who came and cut back invasive yellow flag iris and harvested roots for dye. And special thanks to Kari and Stanley Park Ecology Society, and Vancouver…
FORAGE March: English Ivy
Twelve hearty and brave souls came to work with us for our first FORAGE: Seasonal Fibre Series date on March 8, and had the bonus of an indoor space last minute! (Little did we know at the time that March rainfall would break records…) The day included harvesting English ivy, splitting, debarking, making rope and a quick…
FORAGE: A Seasonal Fibre Series 2017
A free series of monthly workshops introducing local fibres and how to harvest and prepare them, and basic weaving and spinning skills