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…

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…

EartHand’s 2019 Program Lineup!

The Master List of our workshop and free program offerings for 2019, with the exception of one or two still in the works. Most programming takes place in Vancouver, with some field trips and exceptions to accommodate large groups. Our usual haunts: – MacLean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St. @ Heatley, Strathcona – Trillium North Park, …

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…

Seasonal Fibre Research Guilds 2019

Once a month, these groups will come together for seasonal based harvest and processing inquiry and to share a meal. Collectively we will work between both MOP and Trillium, stewarding, harvesting and processing. Members divide the days’ processed materials for personal work, bringing their own ideas, experience and plants they want to share and explore…

Natural Dyers’ Cooperative Garden 2019

April-October 2019, see dates below Means of Production Garden @ 6th & St.Catherines/ Trillium North Park @ Malkin & Thornton, Vancouver $310 ~Program Full~ Means of the Production Garden in Mount Pleasant becomes the site for research, work and crop share for a small group of dedicated individuals interested in building community while growing, tending…

Straw Into Gold: Linen Processing Intensive 2019

Trillium North Park, Malkin & Thornton, Strathcona 2019 Two Mondays, May 27 & June 3, 6:30-9pm All tool use and materials provided; participants will take home seeds and stricks of linen they have processed $175 REGISTER through PayPal Interested in growing your own flax, but intimidating by the process of turning it into linen? This…

Baba Yaga’s Slippers

MacLean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St. @ Heatley, Strathcona 2 Monday nights 2019 Feb 25, Mar 4, 6-9pm $130 Register on PayPal This workshop using the diagonal plait technique is challenging but extremely rewarding, and gives participants a pair of slippers unlike anything else in the woven world. Starting off with paper samplers to understand…