FORAGE April: Yellow Flag Iris

The FORAGE April: Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus) workshop could have been billed as ‘underwater basket weaving’ – but man did we have fun!! Thanks to the 12 brave souls who came and cut back invasive yellow flag iris and harvested roots for dye. And special thanks to Kari and Stanley Park Ecology Society, and Vancouver…

FORAGE March: English Ivy

Twelve hearty and brave souls came to work with us for our first FORAGE: Seasonal Fibre Series date on March 8, and had the bonus of an indoor space last minute! (Little did we know at the time that March rainfall would break records…) The day included harvesting English ivy, splitting, debarking, making rope and a quick…

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

Cold raw skin… icky, slimy, smelly. But warmed with careful hands and a heartfelt gratitude for the animals’ lives, and for the heritage and wisdom of our ancestors and those who shared their knowledge with us, that same flesh is both transformed, and transformative. Thanks to Karen for providing us with the fish skins, waste from a…

Linen Growers’ Club: March

What brought you here? Are you a gardener or a spinner already, or are you new to it? Where are you going to grow your flax? Turns out that we’re a mix of growers and makers, and will be growing our flax at sites all over Coast Salish Territory and beyond; we’ll have a tremendous diversity…

Linen Growers Club

Linen Growers Club SOLD OUT First Tuesday of the month from March through September, 6-8pm Register online through Homestead Junction Do you have an interest in gardening or textiles? EartHand Gleaners Society is thrilled to partner with Homestead Junction for the Linen Growers Club. A chance to grow your own small flax crop for linen,…

FORAGE: A Seasonal Fibre Series

A free series of monthly workshops introducing local fibres and how to harvest and prepare them, and basic weaving and spinning skills

February Hide Tanning Circle

Accepting and using animal hides, bone and other parts is a keystone of ancestral life ways from all over the world. EartHand Gleaners Society is mainly ‘vegetarian’ in our materials, but as we move deeper into our relationship with the land, ancestral skills, and with First Nations, we recognize the importance of knowing more about working…

Blackberry Harvest!

Work for the sculpture being made in Richmond begins this week with our harvest of blackberry skin for rope-making fibre.  Blackberry Fibre Harvest Wed. June 29, 5.30-8.30 pm  at Bridgeport Industrial Park Meet at the west end of the pasture by the Apiary. Bring leather work gloves or clippers if you have them, tools and…

Weaving Bird Habitat- weavers wanted!

Community Research Labs Just Announced: In partnership with Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES)  this project brings together members from a stewardship group already working at Stanley Park and  folks with some weaving experience to up-cycle invasive plants. In part 1, weavers work with Sharon Kallis to  harvest and begin processing and experimenting with various techniques…

New Weaving Retreat Program Announced!

Rebecca and Sharon get asked all the time if they are teaching a specific class, or when something will be offered again… As everything we have done to date has involved always grant writing to offer classes for free as a part of larger projects, sometimes the project we are  doing doesn’t fit the skills…

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.