Plants Are Teachers, the Vancouver Island Fibreshed and The Spool Sewing Studio invite you to a nettle fibre processing circle followed by the screening of THE NETTLE DRESS, a poetic documentary directed by Dylan Howitt about textile artist Allan Brown and his 7-year journey making a nettle dress from the fibre of foraged stinging nettle.
At 2 p.m. artist Juliana Bedoya will share the foundations of nettle fibre processing from green and retted stalks. The screening will start at 2:45 p.m. and participants can continue processing nettles while watching the documentary.
Entrance is by donation and proceeds will support us to continue hosting events like this in the future. Suggested donation is $15.