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,…

Order the book ‘Worn’ with us for a discounted rate

In anticipation of the ‘Ancestral Cloth: Textiles and Racism reading group‘, a series that is part of our soon-to-be-released Fall 2022 Paid Programming announcements, we are starting to collect names and payment from folks who would like to purchase the book Worn: a People’s History of Clothing by Sofi Thanhauser. Pulp Fiction in Vancouver, is…

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…

Braiding Past Threads to Present Place now Underway!

The Braiding Past Threads to Present Place BIPOC Artist Research Cohort has commenced its workshops in late May. After an on-line info session, the cohort gathered in-person for the first time for a Plant & Fibre-Based Workshop led by Sharon Kallis at Trillium on May 23. The cohort had a tour at the garden and…

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…

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…

Introducing — Braiding Past Threads to Present Place

We are pleased to announce that we are launching a pilot program named Braiding Past Threads to Present Place, where eleven BIPOC, equity-seeking artists will gather ten times with skill holders from EartHand community from May to September this year to develop their own Ancestral Cloth projects and collectively identify unique challenges and opportunities in…

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…