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…

EartHand Gleaners Annual General Meeting

Join us for a conversation of what the past year held and for a quick dip into the official business of our finances and election of Board of Directors! As per changes at last year’s AGM, voting members are those who held volunteer positions of responsibility and those paid as skill holders through the year….

ExperiMending Guild With Amy Walker

Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm (PST) 4 virtual sessions: Feb 3, 17, Mar 3, 17 This mending guild is not about doing it the “right” way. It’s about trying new things, playing, and having fun as we repair our clothes and other textiles. Rather than subtlety and blending in, we encourage creativity and celebration of the…

Weathering Systems in the Studio: Monthly Almanac

Join us online the last Monday of the month from January – November 2022, 7-8:30pm 11 virtual sessions: Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30, Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 29, Sept 26, Oct 31, Nov 28 Join Jaymie Johnson (Nelson) and Sharon Kallis (Vancouver) to foster mindfulness for resilience by cultivating a…