Intro to Local Cloth with EartHand Gleaners Society

$0.00 - $45.00

Date: August 29, 2022 5:30-7:30pm (Rain or Shine!)
Location: Trillium Park, in East Vancouver (best accessed from Malkin Ave, west of Thornton St)

What does cloth look and feel like when it's entirely grown and produced within Metro Vancouver? What are the colours and textures of this place? Spend an evening with Asparagus and EartHand Gleaners Society to start learning the answers to these questions.

We will gather in the EartHand Learning Garden and outdoor studio at Trillium Park in Strathcona. Small pods will move around the garden and work areas. Participants will meet some of the artists who work with EartHand Gleaners, and try out (or see demonstrated) the techniques that go into making cloth from the land: a natural dye pot made with seasonal bounty; processing wool, flax, or nettles; as well as spinning and weaving. Feel free to pack a picnic!

To keep this event as accessible as possible, we are offering registrations on a "pay what you will" scale. The opportunity to learn from EartHand is absolutely worth paying for, but we understand that not everyone has funds available for this kind of experience. Please register at the price point that's appropriate for you at this time. (PST will be added at checkout.)

All participants will receive a free copy of Asparagus Magazine to take home.

Accessibility Information

  • Please dress for the weather. Most activities are under shade or rain tents as required, and will be modified as necessary
  • Pathways and studio/garden sites are gravel screening or wood chipped flat terrain.
  • Public washrooms are available in the fieldhouse building nearby.

Note: The Trillium garden is where most of the nettle was grown for the jacket made by Sharon Kallis, which was featured in an article by Jadine Ngan in the Spring 2022 issue of Asparagus Magazine.