Stitch and Strategize Events

A Slow Clothing Collaboration Amy Walker of Makemobile joins Sharon Kallis, plus invited friends, colleagues and passers-by for Stitch and Strategize. Check out this page for more information about this project. Conversation and Clothing Fridays Dec 6, 13 & 20 9am-12noon    Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews Friday Dec 27 11am-2pm  Trillium Park , SW corner of Malkin and Thornton…

Salmon Leather: Bark tanning with Janey Chang

$125 and 2 credits get your ticket  2 Thursdays, Feb 20 & 27 6-9pm Date/TimeDate(s) – 20/02/20206:00 pm – 9:00 pm LocationMaclean Park Fieldhouse Back by popular demand! This program continues to be one of our most popular so we are thrilled to offer it again this winter. Fish skin leather is an ancient skill…

Hazelwood Bows with Michael Mayr

LocationMaclean Park Fieldhouse Date/TimeDate(s) – 18 and 19 /01/202010:00 am – 5:00 pm Categories Paid Program $350 & 3 credits class full Using Hazel wood, students will work with pre-harvested rods from Means of Production, learn the stages for preparing bow blanks, then like a cooking show transfer to cured and dried Hazel from  …

Coil Stitching Basketry: Pine needles and Scotchbroom

Sunday December 29th 10am-5pm $60 + 2 credits Maclean Park Fieldhouse get your ticket This basket is fun and relatively easy to make. Coiling can feel more like sewing than weaving, as pieces are wrapped together in a completely different fashion from twining or regular weaving. It also requires a lot less material to be…

#Treasuring Strathcona: Sewing Circle (1)

Last Tuesday we held our first sewing circle at the Community Centre. It was a cozy and fun evening as we stitched together the first layers of the Treasuring Strathcona legacy art piece with new and old friends. The foundation of the piece draws inspiration from Janey and Jay’s “in the long ago…” project that…

#Treasuring Strathcona: World Food Day

On World Food Day, Alex Ramirez hosted a stitching event at the Strathcona Community Centre. He was joined by stitchers of all ages and they worked on cloth that was collaboratively dyed & printed with food and medicinal plants harvested from the Strathcona Community Garden in September. Treasuring Strathcona will be holding a series of…

#Treasuring Strathcona: Artists’ Share

Last week Treasuring Strathcona had the pleasure of joining Amy Walker for Artists’ Share at the Community Centre. We spent a joyful afternoon stitching on cloth that was collaboratively dyed & printed with plants harvested from the Strathcona Community Garden. Passersby also added to an ongoing leaf rubbing project that holds botanical impressions from plants…

#Treasuring Strathcona: Fall Harvest Festival

On September 21st the Strathcona Community Garden held their annual Fall Harvest Festival. It was such a lovely afternoon spent in a beautiful community space with live music, bread fresh from the cob oven, and remarkable knowledge holders found throughout the garden. We hosted an activity table where we explored natural dyeing, eco-bundling and plant…

Youth4Nature

Ongoing work with Stanley Park Ecology Society over the last year will culminate in a final installation session October 5th 1-4pm. Geared to youth from 13- 3o, can you join us? Register here We will be digging, planting, weaving and more to complete this site rehabilitation, dress for the weather- rain or shine!

Fish Leather Sewn Pouches with Janey Chang

2 Thursdays, November 7 and 14 6-9 pm Maclean Park Fieldhouse 710 Keefer StRegister here $65 – materials extra as stated below Janey will lead participants through the creation of their own unique projects, providing templates and patterns for a few simple projects, or, bring a clear idea of your own design. These two sessions…