#Treasuring Strathcona St John’s Wort Walk Gallery

On the warm Saturday afternoon of June 22 we met outside the Strathcona Community Centre at 601 Keefer St and our keen group of over a dozen participants strolled east past MacLean Park and south along Hawks, admiring trees and flowers, observing the landscape and considering the time and events that have passed since it…

Linen Growers’ Glossary

Turning straw into gold is a magic process full of archaic terminology….If you want to learn more, check out Raven Ranson’s new book Homegrown Linen: transforming flaxseed into fibre The QuickStart Guide… Grow some flax — seed in the spring as early as the ground can be worked to reduce the need for water; or…

Studio Sale Fundraiser 22 May 2019

Big studio sale Wednesday May 22 at Trillium Park North, 600 National Ave, Vancouver. 6-9 pm 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the EarthHand Gleaners Society to replace their stolen tools and keep their stewardship program thriving.CASH ONLY TOOLS Nancy’s Knit Knacks Andean Plying Tool – $30.00Video of how it’s used to make…

#TreasuringStrathcona Fibre & Dye Walks: May 10, June 22, July 20

Part of my vision for #TreasuringStrathcona has been to have a diverse team of artists, people who are all fierce in overlapping ways — fiercely intellectual, fiercely protective, fiercely inuitive, fiercely activist. With Anna Heywood-Jones and Jennifer Brant, their fierceness is under cover of ‘mild-mannered’. They’re thoughtful and attentive and don’t really draw too much…

Wayfinding: China Creek Ravine/MOP @ 6th & St.Catherines

This is the first stop of the Walking, Weaving and Wayfinding: The False Creek Fibreshed tour from Means of Production Garden to Trillium North Park. (above left: False Creek (near Clark Drive?) circa 1904, Archives, found on https://www.straight.com/news/698461/celia-brauer-revitalizing-false-creek-flats-more-paved-over-human-development-or-place above right: slough near Garry Point Park, Steveston, in 2018. Photo credit Rebecca Graham At the northern…

Multicultural Fair

“Its actually making me a little teary. It makes the kids see what’s good about their neighbourhood, because so often they’re told that it’s not.” This is what one of the teachers said as she stood before the table and looked at the map on the wall behind me, with the leaves that the kids…

Linen Fibre & Fun

EartHand Gleaners in partnership with The Whole Dyslexic Society is offering an opportunity for children ages 6 and up to learn how to grow flax, process the plant into linen fibre and spin it into yarn. Register for both sessions (8 classes total, $150); or either the spring or summer session (4 classes each, $95…

Order Fibre Flax Seed

If you want to grow a small plot of flax for linen, you can buy ‘Marilyn’ variety fibre flax seed from us. Email earthandgleaners@gmail.com with the number of packets you want, and we’ll set them aside for you — pick up at MOP on Saturday March 30 or Saturday April 6 — limited quantities! please…

Indigo for the Intimidated

MacLean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St @ Heatley 2019 Wednesdays 7-9pm Sept 18 & 25 All tool use and supplies included $95 REGISTER on Paypal Feeling blue about the challenge of tackling indigo and fermentation pots? This is a relatively fast and straight forward approach to working with indigo leaves fresh from the garden. Catherine…

Spinners Slow Hikes

Stanley Park & SeaWall 2019 Tuesday nights 7-9pm, July 16, 30, Aug 13, 20 Free RSVP on Eventbrite Join Sharon for these informal groups – coming together to spin  and take time to slow down and see what is at our feet as we stroll. Mark your calendar for these slow walks in Stanley Park…