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…

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…

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…

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…

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…