Willow Weaving Sampler

3 sessions, Wednesday, 7-9:30pm Nov 15, 22, 29 MacLean Park FieldHouse, 710 Keefer St $125 Max 6 REGISTER for the Willow Weaving Sampler 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…

Salmon Leather

Making leather from fish skins has been done in cultures all over the world, from Asia to Europe to Turtle Island; it was done commercially in Europe and North America during hard times in the early 20th Century, and is now practiced by small tanneries in Europe and Australia serving the artisanal and luxury goods…

Everett Crowley Weavers Group

4 Sessions, Wednesday nights 6-9pm Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13 Champlain Heights Community Centre Lounge $71.43 Registration is through the City of Vancouver online registration portal, activity 130486, or by calling Champlain Heights Community Centre at 604-718-6575 We are excited to announce EartHand’s partnership with Champlain Heights Community Centre and Vancouver Park Stewards…

FORAGE June: Blackberry

We get asked about this one a lot. It’s really thrilling to make stuff out of blackberry bark, because it’s so ubiquitous and so maligned. It makes beautiful braids, one of our favourite things, to be turned into coiled or plaited projects.

Summer 2017 Happenings Update!

As we launch into July it seems a good time for a quick update on the many things we are up to this season- or planning for Autumn. First off-  we are so thrilled to announce we received our funding from BC Arts Council for the Land & Sea project! We will be collectively planning…

Up-purposing invasive plants in Stanley Park

We are very happy to be continuing our relationship with Stanley Park Ecology Society in re-purposing invasive plants for various stewardship activities again this season! More Bio-netting from English Ivy, and continued work on the beautiful North Creek Trail. Dates to Know! Friday July 7 5.30 – 8.30pm Bio-netting being knit on the roof of…

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,…