The Completion of the Weaving Wagon

We sat around Sharon’s table in November and talked about this; we wrote it in our books and scheduled around it for months; and then we discussed logistics for weeks ahead of time. And yet… it still seemed unbelievable that we were going to go away to a beautiful place to study weaving with a…

Summer at Trillium: Open Studio Weaving Circles

If doing more weaving is on your summer bucket list (you have to practice, after all, if you want to be able to make yourself an awesome hat like us) then check in with our Calendar — we’ll be hosting free drop-in Open Studio Weaving Circles starting June 20, 6-8:30pm. Bring your own projects, supplies…

Weaving Wagon Chassis Fabrication

Steel or aluminum? What kind of wheels? brakes? feet? hitch? bottom panel? We want it to be “visually stunning”, but we also need it to be light, and durable, and safe, and reasonable to take out in the rain, and be able to hold tools and materials, and what will happen when we load it…

The Weaving Wagon: Concept & Early Design

Last summer I got back from the Yukon and Sharon and I were having our more-or-less weekly work meeting. We had a conversation that went something like this: -“I want to weave BIG. I’m going to ask Alastair if he’ll teach me. I want to weave a bike trailer.” – “Do you want to do…

Creative Reuse: Textile Waste and Contemporary Design

Oh, to be able to fly to New York for the weekend for this TSA event! Wonder when they’ll start putting these things out as live-stream webinars? For the meantime, I’ll have to satisfy myself with digging up the links to the designers and exhibits they mention: Green Eileen  The eco-advocate arm of vertically-integrated retailer Eileen…

Weaving Wagon Introduction

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. Geoff Hibbard, with an engineering education and co-founder of Shift Delivery, is designing the chassis;  Alastair Heseltine will be overseeing our weaving of the body; and Martin Borden will be documenting the…

From Soil to Sky- Research Project

From May 9- June 5 2016 From Soil to Sky is an opportunity for urban artists, gardeners, paper-makers, spinners, woodworkers, kite- fliers and care-givers to spend 12 sessions over the springtime sharing skills and resources while collaborating to make the best-flying, most inspiring kites we can -completely from materials that grow right in our neighbourhoods….

Weaving Bird Habitat- weavers wanted!

Community Research Labs Just Announced: In partnership with Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES)  this project brings together members from a stewardship group already working at Stanley Park and  folks with some weaving experience to up-cycle invasive plants. In part 1, weavers work with Sharon Kallis to  harvest and begin processing and experimenting with various techniques…

EartHand gets shout out in Grande Prairie News!

eartHand’s Rebecca and Sharon made boots and shoes with community for the incredible Train of Thought journey that began in Vancouver back in May- and were lucky enough to meet Annie Smith, who would be traveling on that train… Annie was an incredible steward of the boots for the trip- finding plants and people at…

June 14th invitation

Please join us at Trillium North on Sunday from 4.30-6.30  for our final celebration of the  Urban Cloth Project, as well as our spring weaving projects that are complete! The site is looking good….

Terroir: New Project Website Launched

Terroir events will still get posted here, but keep an eye on this new site for the research details of the  cloth processing discoveries. We have a new bed  at Trillium North where we will grow flax for  our Urban Cloth as well as working at MOP and at the Hastings Urban Farm.