Stitch and Strategize has begun!

December feels the perfect time to have launched this project. As the season seems to push buying more of anything from all directions, it feels very inspiring and honest to sit with others and contemplate how to best fix or remake what we already have. Huge thanks to the Roundhouse Community Centre for hosting us…

Stitch and Strategize Events

A Slow Clothing Collaboration Amy Walker of Makemobile joins Sharon Kallis, plus invited friends, colleagues and passers-by for Stitch and Strategize. Check out this page for more information about this project. Conversation and Clothing Fridays Dec 6, 13 & 20 9am-12noon    Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews Friday Dec 27 11am-2pm  Trillium Park , SW corner of Malkin and Thornton…

Buttons: wood & antler

October 3 6.30-9pm $32.00 Register here Maclean park Fieldhouse 710 Keefer St. Instructor: David Gowman What projects are your dreaming of for your  winter making nights? Spend an evening with David at the Fabulous Horn Shop cutting local hard woods and antlers from his saved stash for buttons and closures  that will come in handy…

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, 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,  Malkin @ Thornton in Strathcona (Official Trillium Park address 600 National…

Indigo for the Intimidated

acLean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St @ Heatley 2019 Wednesdays 7-9pm Sept 18 & 25 All tool use and supplies included $95 Sorry, class full 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…