Upcoming Workshops and Events in 2023!

Recent Past Events

New Fibre Hub at The Spool Sewing Studio

Past Workshops and Events

We wrapped up the season with a series of summer workshops using plant materials grown from seed at the Innisfree Farm fibre and dye garden that we initiated this year or resulting from pullings of invasives we organized in collaboration with local environmental groups.

We are so grateful to be able to learn from plants and people in the unceded traditional territories of K’omoks, ɬaʔamɩn gɩǰɛ (Tla’amin/ Sliammon), Homalco, We Wai Kai and We Wei Kum, and Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group – the traditional keepers of these lands.

Human faces are so different and you can recognize so many of them. If you can do the same with plants, they can become your friends.

Nancy Turner, Ethnobotanist

Past Posts

Remote Artist Residency with the Conservation Council of New Brunswick

See here the work resulting from a remote artist residency I have been leading as part of the From Harm to Harmony: Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves. We are presenting a group exhibition at Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre. Read more about this project here.

If plants are our teachers, what are their lessons, and how might we become better students?

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Mishkos Kenomagwen: The Teachings of Grass | Bioneers

Art for Social Change National Gathering

Watch me talk about my art and climate activism work at the Art For Social Change Now National Gathering here.

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Fall 2021 Workshops: Weaving with Weeds

See here the Foraging Fibre and Basketmaking workshop we led with Botanist and Master Weaver Ralph Simpson.

See here a Summary of the Art, Ecology and Community Summer 2021 Workshop Series at the Innisfree farm.

Bracelets made out of birch and maple tree barks.

How might we reciprocate the gifts of the earth?

Image: Colombian cacao (Theobroma cacao) as an offering of gratitude after harvesting invasive Bindweed/Morning Glory (Convolvulus arvensis) for weaving.

How might we form interconnected land-based identities?

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.


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