Photo: Sharon Kallis
Over this two hour webinar, Sharon Kallis, founder of EartHand Gleaners, will demonstrate how to graduate from a three-strand braid to a wider, multi-strand flat braid. Participants are encouraged to braid alongside Sharon with your own home and garden foraged materials. Part of the session will offer demonstrations on how to turn braids into baskets with other fun and useful ways to use braids.
For this webinar, participants:
- Must be able to do a three-strand braid.
- Can use torn sheets, rags, plastic strips, blackberry skin and other garden/end of season yellowed greens such as daffodils leaves, dandelion and false nettle stems.
- Any garden gatherings that are ‘yellowed greens‘ will need to have been harvested and dried to shrink before webinar. Materials can be put in water for about 10 minutes then wrapped in a wet towel an hour before session to be ready for use.
- Should have a piece of string to tie their materials and a brace (table or chair leg) to tie to within view of their computer.
Sharon Kallis is a locally and internationally renowned author and artist using unwanted materials to make art and useful items. She is author of the book “Common Threads: Weaving Community through Collaborative Eco-Art” and received many acknowledgements and awards for her work, including the Brandford/Elliott International Award for Excellence in Fibre Arts.
*Tickets must be purchased in advance. Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale – you choose what you pay! Your contributions help us bring you more online programs like this one!
**Only one ticket required per household.
***If this event fills to capacity, members of Stanley Park Ecology Society will be given first priority to any tickets that open up due to cancellations.
We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and work is the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. For thousands of years, Coast Salish people have walked this land and walked with it in a good way, harvesting foods and medicines and made good ceremony here. The abundance that these lands and waters provide us to live, work and play is due to the reciprocal relationships by which Coast Salish people lived and live today.