Summer with EartHand

It feels so good to gather in person again! We have some outdoor open studio sessions planned, as well as community events that you will find us at over the summer months, as we share skills and methods for processing both nettle, flax for linen and wool fleece for spun lines that will be dyed…

A Continuing Legacy

EartHand Gleaners has just received a very generous donation of equipment to both keep and move into our community of fibre folks. It seems a moment should be taken to publicly acknowledge what will be a bounty for so many in our fibre community! It is an honour and privilege to accept from the estate…

Autumn Guilds and Opportunities

Sharon has been busy designing the autumn workshop and guild schedule which features collaborations with artists near and far including past and present Artists in Residence – now is the time to design your own Autumn learning journey with us! Summer Weave Extravaganza Four consecutive nights to get your weave on! Weaving all things basket…

Drop Spindle Introduction

Monday October 28 6-9 pm Maclean Park Fieldhouse- 710 Keefer St $50 Register Here Are you clumsy with the drop spindle, or new to spinning and need some assistance and help getting going? If you find yourself too familiar with the ‘drop’ part of the spindle, this clinic will help get you spinning with confidence…

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…

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…

Local Threads: relearning, reciprocity, reconnection on Salish land and sea

We’re having a show! September 17-29 at the Roundhouse, in Vancouver. There will be images, objects and artefacts from the work unfolding primarily in Means of Production Garden and Trillium North, where crops are grown for basketry, cloth, dye, tool making and musical instruments; as well as workshops and interactive events throughout the course of the…

Land & Sea: Horizons

After a year of shared conversations and experiences of nettle, flax, nets, fish leather, and what it means to be living and striving for connection in the lands of the Salish Peoples, we launch into the final  investigations and celebration of the work we have done. Coming together, we have broadened our understanding of traditions…

Summer Shoreline Spinning

This summer, the EartHand Land & Sea project gets us  out of our chairs from conversation circles and begins the practice of walking while spinning or rope making along various coastal shores in our  community. The Seaside and Shoreline Spinners’ Walking Club will be a walked and measured map created by community labour. The club…