A Little History on Flax to Linen

Almost thirty years ago in 1989, Mavis Atton’s book Flax Culture: from flower to fabric was published by Ginger Press, a chronicle of Atton’s experiments growing and producing hand spun flax in Georgian Bay, Ontario. A few years later, Linda Heinrich of Vancouver Island wrote The Magic of Linen, a result of the extensive research she…

PROJECT:Weaving Our Social Fabric

Announcing a new project for the Fall of 2016 at Trillium North Park. Three local artists, Melodie Flook, David Gowman and Arlin ffrench, will be joining us at our work space at Trillium. The group projects to be undertaken include collaborative fence weaving using local plants (Festoonery), a handmade rain catchment system carved from local…

Eslhalha7kw’hiwus project complete!

Eslhalha7kw`hiwus is a Squamish word shared with us by language keeper Rebecca Duncan, who received it from her late father. It describes how our lines are all connected: to each other, the land, the plants, and our ancestors; and it expresses the intention of our project to re-establish a respectful relationship of balance between a…

From Soil to Sky- Research Project

From May 9- June 5 2016 From Soil to Sky is an opportunity for urban artists, gardeners, paper-makers, spinners, woodworkers, kite- fliers and care-givers to spend 12 sessions over the springtime sharing skills and resources while collaborating to make the best-flying, most inspiring kites we can -completely from materials that grow right in our neighbourhoods….

March at Trillium

Such a busy month! it has taken me the  first week of April to even sort photos for all the happenings, but have posted on our Trillium  Almanac School Residency at last a March Page… you can read about March in the park and follow the whole project from here. A big thanks to our…

June 14th invitation

Please join us at Trillium North on Sunday from 4.30-6.30  for our final celebration of the  Urban Cloth Project, as well as our spring weaving projects that are complete! The site is looking good….

Pollinator House Video

Our 2015 spring season of working for the bees with Strathcona Elementary School and  Environmental Youth Alliance wonderfully documented here by Martin Borden. The Pollinator House is lovely addition to Trillium North Park, and the bees are moving in!

Update at Trillium North

Did you know… Trillium North now has a dedicated website for all happenings? Yes! one place for all of your info needs on what is going on at Trillium North, we will do our best to keep info current on both the eartHand  and the Trillium North websites, but take a peak and add Trillium…

New Project: Buzz-scaping Trillium North

We are thrilled to announce  the 2015 events for Trillium North: Pollinator House  Which we will be making with both adults and children.  Strathcona Food Security Committee will build the frame with David Gowman, and  Rebeca Graham and Sharon Kallis will lead the Strathcona Elementary Students in weaving bee-friendly housing forms. Erin Udal from Environmental…

Trillium North Open House

Come out and meet us! Saturday November 8th 2-4pm at Trillium North Tour the storage containers, find out about our plans to support the grassy meadow with native pollinators on site. Located at the corner of Malkin and Thornton Streets, Trillium North opened mid-summer, but local artists and other residents in the area began working…

Trillium North update

Things heat up  at the new park as we approach the point of public access at the new site. Several local folks came and helped weave a new fence for our small  demonstration flax plot that is roadside: Our Park Board partners have set us up with keys to the main building as well as…

Terroir: New Project Website Launched

Terroir events will still get posted here, but keep an eye on this new site for the research details of the  cloth processing discoveries. We have a new bed  at Trillium North where we will grow flax for  our Urban Cloth as well as working at MOP and at the Hastings Urban Farm.