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…

Planting and Making with Linen- get inspired!

Flax Talk with Dr. Kathy Dunster Free Virtual Event: Thursday, March 31st, 7-8.30pm The last few years Dr. Kathy Dunster ( Kwantlen Polytechnic University) has been  growing test plots of different flax for linen seed varieties .   Back in 2018,  Kathy and Sharon selected nearly 20 varieties of seeds from the Canadian Seed Bank. Kathy…

Cultural Territories 101 is back!

We are excited to announce the return of Cultural Territories 101, a continuation of where we left off last Spring. This time around Nicole will invite guests to research, learn and discuss pertinent topics that effect these Nations and their sovereignty. Nicole will be leading light discussion around the plants, fibres, weaving and cultural practices…

Tension Tray Willow Weaving with Gwen of Woven Wild

Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 pm PST 3 virtual sessions: Mar 29, Apr 5, April 12 We will be making willow tension trays, a simple project that can be used as a serving platter, hot plate, wall hanging or drying rack. This is a great introduction to basketry as it employs techniques that can be applied to…