Community Learning Circle at Seymour Longhouse 2018

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 2018

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 2018

There are two walking clubs 2018, 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…

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!

Land & Sea Weaving Conversation Circle at Heart of the City Festival 5 Nov

The November rains pour down with only brief respite; inside, we gather over good food and practice our thigh spinning with flax tow and nettle, hearing stories from those who’ve lived by the waters of the land, and sharing our gratitude. This Weaving Conversation Circle was facilitated by Kamala Todd, with a welcome by Tracy…

Wild Salmon Caravan Vancouver, October 7, 2017

Rainbow Parade up Commercial Drive to feast at Trout Lake — spinning on the back of the bike, salmon leather hanging in the Weaving Wagon; and good conversations with friends new and old the whole way. Sending our hopes and best wishes for a safe and fruitful journey.  

Land & Sea Weaving Conversation Circle at Britannia

Delicious nibbles by Sharon & David, thigh-spinning nettle with me, and fishing stories with Rosemary & Woody in the Mezzanine at Britannia Rink. Some of us were experienced with rope and spindle, so already understood the mechanics of making twine; for others it was completely new. We reviewed ‘twist to the left, cross to the…