Spring Guilds!

We are so excited to announce two new guilds launching this month that are enticing enough to keep you on Zoom during these beautiful late spring and summer evenings: Local Colour: Dye and Documentation Guild with CZarina Lobo – For the Intermediate dyer, starting June 1st and running 6 sessions spaced throughout the spring to…

Cultural Territories 101: Resources

With stories, photos, and discussion, Nicole Preissl has skillfully guided us from Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Stó:lō and other Coast Salish Territories, through Syilx Territory in the Okanagan, to Ktunaxa and Sinixt Territory in the Southern Interior during the first 3 sessions of the Cultural Territories 101 Guild. The following are a (non-exhaustive)…

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…

Early Spring Programs

March is just around the corner and a few new programs are now on our calendar ready for you to join. Did you know, March is when nesting season officially begins? It means no more hard pruning of bushes or shrubs which might disrupt new nests. It also means there is lots of mate finding…

Winter Happenings Just Added!

Remember meeting up in public for social hand work time? New virtual events and workshops continue to roll out and as we slide into January continuing our online social makers time for sharing and learning together. We hope to have you join us soon virtually until we can meet again in person. Our Annual General…

new programs for the new year

From mending old to making new- we are starting the year off all about cloth and delving deep into culture. Learning to mend and online community time! This online mending guild from Jan. 20-March 31 on Wednesday nights offers 2 weeks of time between sessions to complete one garment repair and move on to the…

Reflections on our online guilds…

A Meeting of Technologies: Hands-on Crafting Classes Successfully Go Online During Covid Column by Karen Canan in Corvallis, Willamette Valley, Oregon, December 1, 2020 As we enter into the ninth month of the worldwide Covid pandemic’s spread into the United States, we can look to other countries for inspiration in how to continue our outdoor…

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…

Gifts from the Salmon Guild

Take a deep dive into the gifts and teachings of the Salmon. Each month, guild members will explore a theme that will deepen our individual and collective creative practices as tanners and land based skillholders. This is a facilitated opportunity for us to learn and experiment together, share our discoveries, and foster creative accountability through…