Community Willow Harvests, Fence Weaves & Celebrations

It’s that time of year again: Willow Harvest! Come help get ‘r done, and take home a bundle of willow for play. Means of Production, 6th Ave @ St.Catherines, Mount Pleasant, Vancouver Sunday January 14, 10-1 Afterparty at the Strathcona Garden Eco-Pavilion: warm up by the fire and catch the last hour of the Salmon…

Weavers Research Guild

7 sessions, Saturdays every 3 weeks* 10am -1pm Feb 17, Mar 10, Mar 31, Apr 28, May 19, Jun 9, Jun 30 Means of Production Garden, 6th @ St.Catherines; Trillium North Park, Malkin @ Thornton (Strathcona) Max 10 $250, includes materials & use of tools; personal gloves & secateurs welcome REGISTER for the Weavers Research…

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!

Willow Weaving Sampler – FULL

3 sessions, Wednesday, 7-9:30pm Nov 15, 22, 29 MacLean Park FieldHouse, 710 Keefer St $125 Sorry, class filled! Max 6   Working with willow and other withe (stick-like) materials means turning straight and stiff, abstract elements into a union of curvilinear forms and strength. In this three evening workshop series, we’ll use willow from Trillium…

The Completion of the Weaving Wagon

We sat around Sharon’s table in November and talked about this; we wrote it in our books and scheduled around it for months; and then we discussed logistics for weeks ahead of time. And yet… it still seemed unbelievable that we were going to go away to a beautiful place to study weaving with a…

Weaving Wagon Chassis Fabrication

Steel or aluminum? What kind of wheels? brakes? feet? hitch? bottom panel? We want it to be “visually stunning”, but we also need it to be light, and durable, and safe, and reasonable to take out in the rain, and be able to hold tools and materials, and what will happen when we load it…

The Weaving Wagon: Concept & Early Design

Last summer I got back from the Yukon and Sharon and I were having our more-or-less weekly work meeting. We had a conversation that went something like this: -“I want to weave BIG. I’m going to ask Alastair if he’ll teach me. I want to weave a bike trailer.” – “Do you want to do…

Weaving Wagon Introduction

The Weaving Wagon will be EartHand’s  pop-up studio and pick up truck, a hybrid of cutting-edge bicycle-based transport and traditional woven willow carts. Geoff Hibbard, with an engineering education and co-founder of Shift Delivery, is designing the chassis;  Alastair Heseltine will be overseeing our weaving of the body; and Martin Borden will be documenting the…

January Winter Willows

This January we’ll be hosting two opportunities to learn about tending and working with the extraordinary SALIX (willow) family: 1/ WOVEN ARCH WORKPARTY! All are Welcome Bring a snack to share and a cup for tea. Help bring in the  Willow crop at MOP. Learn about  coppicing methods for annual harvests,  rose twist knots for bundling,…