Material to Maker Matchmaking

10-11:30 Saturday 29 September @ Roundhouse Community Centre A “speed dating” session for Vancouver makers to meet gardeners with plantings and green waste that could be up-purposed for creative use. Are you a maker that could help in a garden and/or up-cycle another’s greenwaste? Do you have a garden that produces materials you think might…

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!

Willow Weaving Sampler – FULL

3 sessions, Wednesday, 7-9:30pm Nov 15, 22, 29 MacLean Park FieldHouse, 710 Keefer St $125 Sorry, class filled! Max 6   Working with willow and other withe (stick-like) materials means turning straight and stiff, abstract elements into a union of curvilinear forms and strength. In this three evening workshop series, we’ll use willow from Trillium…

Abeego Woven Food Wrap Research Guild

8 sessions, Tuesdays 6-9pm October 17- December 12 ( note no class October 31st) The BeeSpace, 580 Powell Street $175 Max 12 REGISTER for the Abeego Woven Food Wrap Research Guild EartHand Gleaners is proud to partner with Abeego, makers of the original beeswax food wraps, and Hives for Humanity to offer this unique research…

Fibre Blending Research Guild – FULL

…from the wild and woolly to the tamed or grown 6 sessions, Mondays 6:30-9pm October 16-November 20 @ Maclean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St, Vancouver $125 Sorry, class filled! Max 10 Looking at clothing labels often shows that our contemporary clothes are blends of various fibres. And, we have likely been wearing blended fibre combinations…

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…