Category: News & Updates

June 2022 Studio Hours Recap: Rita Kompst and Zoe McDonell on Their Natural Dyeing Collaborations

[For All Readers] Member Sarah Thornton recaps our June, 2022, Studio Hours. Rita Kompst and Zoe McDonell told us the story of how they met and came to collaborate on natural dyeing workshops. Rita is a Musqueam cedar weaver and Zoe is a wildlife biologist. Together, they teach classes about natural dyeing, each bringing their own experiences and perspectives. They focus on combining traditional ecological knowledge with Western science’s cataloguing methods to keep all things in balance.

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May 2022 Studio Hours Recap: Leanne Prain and Fiona Ellis on Art, Craft and Activism

[For All Readers] Member Sarah Thornton recaps our May, 2022, Studio Hours. Fiona Ellis and author Leanne Prain discussed Leanne’s newest book, “The Creative Instigator’s Handbook,” inspiring a lively conversation about the nature of political and protest art. Members shared a variety of craft-related activism projects they’ve been involved with.

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