Reducing Vancouver’s textile and green waste while enriching our collective skills and fostering meaningful work and employment
As the impulse towards nature connection grows, we’re aiming to find a way of tempering enthusiasm for all things ‘rewilded’ with a more sophisticated understanding of its social and environmental implications.
The Weaving Wagon will be EartHand’s pop-up studio and pick up truck, a hybrid of cutting-edge bicycle-based transport and traditional woven willow carts.
Linen comes from the flax plant. Find out why linen is important and how Canadian makers are reviving skills and expertise in how to grow, process, and use it.
Investigating and sharing knowledge about seasonally available fibre sources in the city
EartHand Gleaners often has specific websites as portals for project information, please visit the websites or read the posts specific to each project under project posts
Trillium North Park (Ongoing) The park’s perennial plantings were chosen for significance in traditional hand technology of First Nations People from across the province of British Columbia. Purpose-designed areas for processing plant materials include a covered harvest table and work area, shipping containers for indoor work, fenced outdoor storage and an open-air performance space…
Terroir: Urban Cloth (2014-2015) This project weaves together First Nation gathering traditions, early settler agricultural methods and contemporary environmental art practices and dance, through shared investigations for urban cloth production.
Aberthau: Flax+Food= Fibre (2013-2014) A teaching garden led by artists. Here, we explored fibre and food issues informally through music, dance, games, art and craft. Traditional wheat weaving, flax to linen processing and building celebrational work events were the focus of the project.
EartHand events also often overlap and build into the events ongoing work at the Means of Production Garden