Weaving~Conversation Circle: Net Making

Sunday 11.30am -2.30 pm February 4, Strathcona Community Garden Eco-Pavilion 759 Malkin Avenue Vancouver So far I’ve learned a few things from this project that have deeply influenced the way that I think about nets and fishing technology. At one of our Weaving~Conversation Circles last fall, Shaun Strobel of Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery spoke about…

Drop Spindle Clinic

1 session, Saturday June 23, 10-3pm Trillium North Park, Malkin @ Thornton, Vancouver Max 12 $74  REGISTER for the Drop Spindle Clinic For all those who missed last fall’s “Wild & Woolly” workshop…. Are you a bit clumsy with the drop spindle, or never used one before and need some assistance and help getting going?…

Linen Growers Club 2018

9 sessions First Tuesday of the Month*, from March through September, 6-8pm Plus additional retting & processing dates Trillium North Park – except first class (location TBA) Max 15 $220 (2nd Tuesday in April, 10th) REGISTER for the Linen Growers Club  EartHand Gleaners Society is offering this popular program again! Do you have an interest…

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…

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…

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…

Linen Growers’ Club: March

What brought you here? Are you a gardener or a spinner already, or are you new to it? Where are you going to grow your flax? Turns out that we’re a mix of growers and makers, and will be growing our flax at sites all over Coast Salish Territory and beyond; we’ll have a tremendous diversity…

A Little History on Flax to Linen

Almost thirty years ago in 1989, Mavis Atton’s book Flax Culture: from flower to fabric was published by Ginger Press, a chronicle of Atton’s experiments growing and producing hand spun flax in Georgian Bay, Ontario. A few years later, Linda Heinrich of Vancouver Island wrote The Magic of Linen, a result of the extensive research she…

Linen Growers Club

Linen Growers Club SOLD OUT First Tuesday of the month from March through September, 6-8pm Register online through Homestead Junction Do you have an interest in gardening or textiles? EartHand Gleaners Society is thrilled to partner with Homestead Junction for the Linen Growers Club. A chance to grow your own small flax crop for linen,…