EartHand branches out to Nelson!

After involvement with EartHand over the past few years in Vancouver, Jaymie Johnson has recently relocated back to her hometown of Nelson in the West Kootenays, BC, on the traditional territories of the Sinixt (Lakes) peoples, with the Ktunaxa to the East, the Syilx (Okanagan) to the West, and the Secwepemc (Shuswap) to the North….

Home and Gardens: Braiding Baskets

EartHand is partnering with Stanley Park Ecology Society for this upcoming webinar on Saturday June 27th. Learn how to turn braids into baskets with other fun and useful ways to use braids made from home and garden foraged materials tickets on eventbrite are sliding scale $10-25. Over this two hour webinar, Sharon Kallis, founder of…

#WardrobeHack workshops continue

More workshops coming up- taking old garments and making new again! May 26th- Tshirt hack time- check it out here June 2nd- pattern hacking and drafting 101- lets figure out your garment construction together- register here

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…

Living Soils Workshop with Jo Tobias

We are super excited to bring in a soil expert to aid in our understanding what happens under our feet in the garden! This workshop gets into soil theory, then takes us through putting theory into action focusing on areas between the willow and hazel currently suffering with erosion issues at the MOP garden Saturday…

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…

Salmon Leather Tanning with Janey Chang

new dates_ 2 Thursdays, October 17 and 24 6-9 pm 710 Keefer St.- Maclean Park Fieldhouse $125 register here Fish skin leather is an ancient skill that was once common among ocean and freshwater  communities in the Northern Hemisphere. It is a beautiful textile that can be tanned in different ways to create a strong…

Wet Felting Basics with Amy Walker

2 Wednesdays, October 23, 30 6.30- 9pm Maclean Park Fieldhouse 710 Keefer St $95 Register here Wet felting uses water and agitation to create fabric from animal hair/fibres (we’ll be using wool). This two-night class introduces wet-felting technique in the first session, with a follow-up night of experimentation and production! Participants will leave with at…

Drop Spindle Introduction

Monday October 28 6-9 pm Maclean Park Fieldhouse- 710 Keefer St $50 Register Here Are you clumsy with the drop spindle, or new to spinning and need some assistance and help getting going? If you find yourself too familiar with the ‘drop’ part of the spindle, this clinic will help get you spinning with confidence…