Date(s) - 02/09/2020
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
with Sharon Kallis
Virtual times: 7.15-8.45 pm First Tuesday, second to last Monday monthly
Sept 1, 21, Oct 6, 19, Nov 3, 23
Join Sharon for a processing adventure from green nettles in early fall through to dogbane, milkweed and retted nettles as each fibre plant comes into season for gathering.
Members will be given directions and focus for harvesting a few stalks from various garden beds each month. A chance to observe the seasonal changes through the harvest times of various plants with useful fibres. Zoom session times will be used for fibre extraction and processing as well as demonstrations. Sessions will focus on material processing and conversations around what projects or experiments might be exciting to try.
Access to the plants mentioned above if you are not in Vancouver BC. but wish to participate
Dog comb or hand carders recommended
Towels, work apron,
drop spindles are a bonus but not required
Strong hands an asset!
An area you can get messy with wifi, good ventilation is best for fibre processing- covered porches or balconies are perfect