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…

Wayfinding: Fibre and Dye

Artists Nicola Hodges and Anna Heywood-Jones will lead a series of research-based walking tours, alongside youth collaborators, throughout the course of the upcoming growing season. Traveling the path between EartHand Gleaners Society’s two sites, Trillium North Park and Means of Production Garden, each walk will focus on identifying plants growing along the route, learning through…

2nd Annual Community Groom & Spin-Along!

Sunday May 13, 12-3pm Trillium North Park, Malkin & Thornton, Vancouver Have you learned to spin with us? Come out and pay it forward! We’d love all hands and shaggy shedding paws on deck for our 2nd Annual Community Groom & Spin-Along. If you have a dog and are curious about how spinnable your dog’s…

fleece and flax time!

As a part of supporting our local fibre shed, for the first time ever we are offering connection for fibre folk to fleece from Barnston Island (near Pitt Meadows) and Marylin flax seed we have brought in from Pennsylvania. we are going to visit Susan and the sheep… this time with a car-so why not…

Community Learning Circle at Seymour Longhouse

We were honoured that this Community Learning Circle could be held at the Seymour Longhouse of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation. We spent an afternoon tanning salmon leather thigh spinning nettle and linen for making nets; learning bow drill fire starting, carving, and other traditional skills. Most importantly, we spent the afternoon together. We were honoured to…

Drop Spindle Clinic

1 session, Saturday June 23, 10-3pm Trillium North Park, Malkin @ Thornton, Vancouver Max 12 $74  REGISTER for the Drop Spindle Clinic For all those who missed last fall’s “Wild & Woolly” workshop…. Are you a bit clumsy with the drop spindle, or never used one before and need some assistance and help getting going?…

Spinners Walking Club: Seawall & Shoreline

There are two walking clubs, one in Vancouver and one in West Vancouver. West Van Club is organized through the Ferry Building Gallery VANCOUVER: 4 Sessions*, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm Speakers for series coordinated by Kamala Todd June 27 – Trillium North Park practice session- no registrations required July 4 –  with Sinaqwila Wyss  Coal Harbour area,…

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!