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…

Closets Unpacked Program- with flax!

A recent opportunity seemed too good to pass up- so we have tweaked our Closets Unpacked Program, and wanted to share the exciting news! For those living in the lower mainland area that register in this program, we will self-organize trips to Barnston island where a small plot of land will be ready for us…

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…

Guild: Networks of Care

Host: Cait of Gentle Geographies 6 virtual sessions, Sundays 10-11:30am PST Feb 20, Mar 6, 20, April 3, 17, May 1 What does it mean to be here now? How does community, tradition and heritage shape our conceptions of who we are and how we respond to the conditions we find ourselves living in? In…

Guild: Our Closets Unpacked

Host: Sharon Kallis 5 virtual sessions, Saturdays 10-11:30am PST,  Mar 5 & 19, Apr 9, May 14, Jun 11 and 3 trips to Barnston Island to be coordinated  for lower mainland participants 1 flax seeding, 1 weeding, 1 harvest- visit dates TBC,( travel coordination and dates will be set at first virtual session) For the…