Natural Dyers’ Cooperative Garden

March- August, see dates below Means of Production Garden/ Trillium North Park Max 9 $275  REGISTER for a share in the Natural Dyers’ Cooperative Garden  Means of the Production Garden in Mount Pleasant becomes the site for research, work and crop share for a small group of dedicated individuals interested in building community while growing…

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…

Linen Growers Club 2018

9 sessions First Tuesday of the Month*, from March through September, 6-8pm Plus additional retting & processing dates Trillium North Park – except first class (location TBA) Max 15 $220 (2nd Tuesday in April, 10th) REGISTER for the Linen Growers Club  EartHand Gleaners Society is offering this popular program again! Do you have an interest…

Trillium Community Dyers Club

8 sessions: Sundays 2-5.30pm   April 8, May 13, June 10, July  8, Aug 12, Sept 9 Tuesdays 6-9pm  June 26, July 31 $75   REGISTER for the Trillium Community Dyers Club  This new monthly program is a chance for community members to dip toes into the world of the natural dye pot. Led by Nicola Hodges,…

2018 Events and Classes

2017 has been a fantastic year of growth and discovery —  in studio work, building our program registration and also learning how to do what we do to the best of our abilities. Thank you to everyone who has participated in growing our community! We are thrilled to follow up 2017 with a diverse offering…

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…

Salmon Leather Community Learning Circle

We are thrilled to be offering another chance to learn about fish leather tanning in February 2018. Paid registration for the  class directly supports bringing Alutiiq skill holders June and Charlie Pardue here from Alaska and Peter Ananin from Scotland so we can continue our learning. June will share the waterproof stitch for use with…

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…

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

3 Sessions, Wednesday nights 6-9pm January 10, February 14, March 14 Champlain Heights Community Centre Lounge $53.33 Registration is through the City of Vancouver online registration portal, activity 146794, 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 in the…

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.