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…

Cultural Territories 101

We are so excited to announce this new free program hosted by Nicole Preissl! We have 4 sessions planned for this spring, and another 4 to come this fall, as learning and sharing opportunities to deepen our awareness of the cultures of the place we live and visit in this province . Thank you to…

Keep a Seasonal Almanac With Us

Join us online the last Monday of the month from March- November 7-8.30pm March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 30, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 29 Free program! Join Jaymie Johnson (Nelson) and Sharon Kallis (Vancouver) and share what you are finding, tending, harvesting and using from your garden. Lets…

Seed Time!

With spring equinox almost here, it is time to work on making our summer colour dreams come true. Sharon gathered, dried and packaged several of her favourites last summer and fall from Means of Production and Trillium park. She has in the range of 10-20 packages of the following seeds available, and we are asking…

Wednesday nights are for making!

What is your goal or passion project- weaving or knitting? Either way we have got you covered for supportive online learning and skill sharing with a few spots open in the two following programs. Nicole Preissl is leading a Weavers Guild that starts up on October 28, coaching people via zoom on weaving small tapestry…

Digitizing the Visceral: Making Together in the Space Between

We Need Your Help! This summer, visiting artist, Sarah Holloway, will be building a digital garden that ‘uploads’ the Means of Production garden (MOP) and  Trillium North Park Garden (TNP) to a website. Acting as a digital counterpart to the physical gardens, the online version of MOP and TNP will allow for information and commentary…

Virtual Felting with Amy!

Join this pay-what-you-like Zoom video conference felting demo with Amy Walker using local Gotland fleece from Barnston Island. Thursday May 21st 7.15 pm Link to register for the WESHOWUP demonstration This introduction to felting will show you the materials, tools and methods I use to make felt and give you an understanding of the felting process….

Virtual Weave-Along- and soup recipes!

Weave a lunch pack or water bottle cover Mason jars are such handy containers for on the go- and as we move on to the next phase of Covid 19 re-opening…being outdoors and travelling more – why not choose now to make yourself a handy jar cozy? An added bonus, Karen Barnaby has shared her…

Fish Leather Sewn Pouches with Janey Chang

2 Thursdays, November 7 and 14 6-9 pm Maclean Park Fieldhouse 710 Keefer StRegister here $65 – materials extra as stated below Janey will lead participants through the creation of their own unique projects, providing templates and patterns for a few simple projects, or, bring a clear idea of your own design. These two sessions…

Seamless and Stitched Felt Vessels with Amy Walker

2 Wednesdays, November 13, 20 6.30-9 pm Maclean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St. Register here $85– materials extra Hats or Bags? Make a vessel for your head, or for other useful things! These two nights introduce basic seamless wet-felted construction using resists as well as stitching methods for joining and decorating with felt.  Personal flare…