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…

Open Studio Sessions 2019

Come and connect, get into the flow of conversation with your hands, and maybe get a good tip or suggestion from a neighbour. Open Studio at Means of Production Garden, E 6th Ave & St Catherines St, Mount Pleasant: Saturday March 30th, 10am-2pm — help prep plant materials and pack solar dye jars with barks from spring…

Commuters Pack Weaving Guild

Trillium North Park, Malkin @ Thornton, Strathcona and MacLean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St. @ Heatley, Strathcona 2019, Saturday/Sunday May 25, 26; June 1,2,15; 10am-4pm All tool use and materials included $305 REGISTER through PayPal What containers do you pack for your daily journeys – do you use a fold up bag, sling a book…

Winter Solstice 2017: Reflections

A few images from our busy fall, 2017: Land & Sea, Wild Salmon Caravan, Salmon Leather, Sheepskin Tanning, Willow Weaving Sampler, Abeego Woven Food Wrap Research Guild, Fibre Blending Guild, Everett Crowley Weavers Group, Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, and FORAGE!

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…

Salmon Leather 2017

Making leather from fish skins has been done in cultures all over the world, from Asia to Europe to Turtle Island; it was done commercially in Europe and North America during hard times in the early 20th Century, and is now practiced by small tanneries in Europe and Australia serving the artisanal and luxury goods…

Summer at Trillium: Open Studio Weaving Circles

If doing more weaving is on your summer bucket list (you have to practice, after all, if you want to be able to make yourself an awesome hat like us) then check in with our Calendar — we’ll be hosting free drop-in Open Studio Weaving Circles starting June 20, 6-8:30pm. Bring your own projects, supplies…