Summer Open Studio Sessions

Open Studio at Trillium North Park These free drop in studio sessions are a chance to get to know others in the EartHand community, use EartHand’s equipment and practice skills with others! Please come prepared to work on your own project, technical advice and assistance is available but note these sessions are not classes. Fridays…

Spinners Walking Club: Seawall & Shoreline

5 Sessions, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm June 20-July 4 and Aug. 15-22 Locations to meet TBA These 5 free walking sessions are opportunities to come together as a group of drop spinners and practice the communal meditation of walking and spinning, listening and talking. Each week, a new 2km part of the seawall will be explored and…

FORAGE: Seasonal Fibre Series

6 Sessions, Saturday, once a month from March-August  2018 10am-2pm Max 15 Free, Registration Required Tickets released 4 weeks before event date  PLEASE have respect for others, do not sign up for a program and not show up Six opportunities for gathering, learning, and making in tune with the land. Each session will be a…

2018 Stewardship Sessions

Sessions are led by Jaymie Johnson and are drop in opportunities to become familiar with the crops growing at both Trillium North and Means of Production Garden. Time is spent primarily on seasonal  stewardship tasks from planting, harvesting and weeding with fun diversions into the studio potential that the various crops offer. Some dates overlap…

Natural Pigments

1 session, Saturday  May 26 10am-4pm Trillium North Park $93 REGISTER for Natural Pigments with Catherine Shapiro  Registration/cancellation closes May 12 on this class Local artist and gardener Catherine Shapiro has been growing and researching pigments for making her own  paints for several years as part of her creative practice. The morning is primarily an…

Trillium Community Dyers Club

8 sessions: Sundays 2-5.30pm   April 8, May 13, June 10, July  8, Aug 12, Sept 9 Tuesdays 6-9pm  June 26, July 31 $75   REGISTER for the Trillium Community Dyers Club  This new monthly program is a chance for community members to dip toes into the world of the natural dye pot. Led by Nicola Hodges,…

Drum Making with Delmar Williams

1 session: Saturday July 7th 9am-4pm Trillium North Park, Malkin @ Thornton, Vancouver Max 8 $215 REGISTER for Drum Making with Delmar Williams  Registration and cancellation for this class closes on June 23. Traditional materials of elk hide, real sinew, and old growth cedar come together under the guidance of instructor Delmar Williams to make…

2018 Events and Classes

2017 has been a fantastic year of growth and discovery —  in studio work, building our program registration and also learning how to do what we do to the best of our abilities. Thank you to everyone who has participated in growing our community! We are thrilled to follow up 2017 with a diverse offering…

Winter Solstice 2017: Reflections

A few images from our busy fall, 2017: Land & Sea, Wild Salmon Caravan, Salmon Leather, Sheepskin Tanning, Willow Weaving Sampler, Abeego Woven Food Wrap Research Guild, Fibre Blending Guild, Everett Crowley Weavers Group, Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, and FORAGE!

Land & Sea Weaving Conversation Circle at Heart of the City Festival 5 Nov

The November rains pour down with only brief respite; inside, we gather over good food and practice our thigh spinning with flax tow and nettle, hearing stories from those who’ve lived by the waters of the land, and sharing our gratitude. This Weaving Conversation Circle was facilitated by Kamala Todd, with a welcome by Tracy…

Wild Salmon Caravan Vancouver, October 7, 2017

Rainbow Parade up Commercial Drive to feast at Trout Lake — spinning on the back of the bike, salmon leather hanging in the Weaving Wagon; and good conversations with friends new and old the whole way. Sending our hopes and best wishes for a safe and fruitful journey.  

Land & Sea Weaving Conversation Circle at Britannia

Delicious nibbles by Sharon & David, thigh-spinning nettle with me, and fishing stories with Rosemary & Woody in the Mezzanine at Britannia Rink. Some of us were experienced with rope and spindle, so already understood the mechanics of making twine; for others it was completely new. We reviewed ‘twist to the left, cross to the…