Nettle: From Seed to Spun Fibre
- Dates: July 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Locations: Innisfree Farm and Botanical Garden, 3636 Trent Road, Royston BC V9N 9R4 (5 km south of Courtenay)
- Fee: $145 includes vegetarian lunch (optional vegan and/or gluten free available)
Nettle has many lessons to teach and gifts to offer as food, medicine, dye and also fibre. In this workshop we will have the opportunity to be in relationship with this plant starting with a visit to the fibre and dye garden that we are growing at the Innisfree farm, where we will be harvesting our nettles from. Participants will also explore different harvesting and processing methods, spinning and plying nettle fibre into yarn using green unretted and also previously water retted stalks.
Juliana Bedoya, Community Engaged Environmental Artist
Juliana Bedoya currently works in community-engaged environmental art practice respectfully using ancestral skills and traditional knowledge that navigates across cultures. Mainly working with garden trims and invasive plants, her work also aims to support local ecological restoration to foster native ecology. She supports individuals and community groups to establish their own cultural significance through skill sharing, including all stages of ethically harvesting and processing raw plant materials for art-making and environmental art practice.