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…

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…

Weaving Our Community SkillShed: Tending Our Community FibreShed

Leaping from Rebecca Burgess’ ground-breaking book FibreShed (published2019). From that FibreShed perspective we identify our unique ‘Shed’ and bring Coastal Indigenous perspective to the centre of the work. Neighbour stewards, Master Gardeners, young art students, university educators, First Nations knowledge and skill holders, and other individuals teach and learn here side by side.  The garden transforms…

2021 Artists in Residence

Down from the Mountains: into the city T’uy’t’tanat -Cease Wyss and Jolene Andrew join Sharon Kallis in asking the following questions through a journey of connecting to our own ancestral cloth traditions. Jolene Andrew and Cease Wyss embark on a learning journey, learning about traditions in making ceremonial and functional everyday items from yellow cedar…

Supporting your Fibre Learning Journey….

What kinds of fibre projects are you hoping to take on this year? We are ever-working to assemble a series of Workshops, Guilds along with online tutorials so you can custom choose where you get support for your own learning adventure. It is always important for us to both foster a community of fellow makers…

Annual General Meeting

Have you been a part of our community this past year- in person or virtual? We would love for you to join us online as we officially wrap up 2020. Saturday Feb 6th 10.30am- 12noon PST Members who register before Saturday Jan 23 will be emailed the financial and AGM package on the 23rd, members…

Ghost Onion Bag Challenge: What will you make?

Inspired by the works of Kittie Kipper on Instagram  – chef Karen Barnaby wants to see the large red net bags in which onions enter commercial kitchens repurposed into beautiful new life beyond trash. Twisting, stitching and coiling come immediately to mind… What can you think up? Check out @kittiekipper on Insta for inspiration and…

November, December, Together

From traveling through each others bookshelves to Plan Jam Goal Friends, we have some opportunities to be online together soon! Sharon and other EartHand leaders are doing lots of work behind the scenes to get ready for what we will be offering in the coming months for both technical learning and community sharing time. Meanwhile,…

Listen While You Work…

Short cold days and long winter nights is the perfect time to get lost at home in hand projects galore. Below is a growing list of things that have inspired thoughtful listening while working on hand projects. Favourites from our executive director Sharon Kallis: Canadian actor and writer Dan Levy has been taking the University…