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…

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…

February Hide Tanning Circle

Accepting and using animal hides, bone and other parts is a keystone of ancestral life ways from all over the world. EartHand Gleaners Society is mainly ‘vegetarian’ in our materials, but as we move deeper into our relationship with the land, ancestral skills, and with First Nations, we recognize the importance of knowing more about working…

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….

Autumn Fibre Events

We have two final free public celebration events for our 2014 fibre projects,  come out to both and get a solid  understanding of how cloth is made, and have a great time meeting fun people and doing something  extraordinary! Sunday November 9th 1-3 pm Hastings Urban Farm as a part of the  Urban Cloth Project…

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.

Aberthau 2013 video documentation

Here is a short 5 minute video that sums up a years worth of activities from our first year at Aberthau growing flax for linen and more…

Announcing the 2014 project: Terroir

Happy to announce our first phase of funding for Terroir, our  Urban Cloth was successful!… slated to begin in mid April 2014, we are still grantwriting for the rest of the project. So, Terroir; what does this mean? Terroir “a sense of place,” is the sum of the effects that local environment; geography, geology and…