Stilt Workshop Series (Intermediate)
Stilt-walking workshops are back! Learn how to walk on stilts or improve on your skills through instruction by local dance artist Isabelle Kirouac. Beginner and intermediate level workshops are available for youth aged 13-24. Visit the event page for more information.
When: May 25th and June 1st, 7:30-8:45pm
Where: Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex (3690 Vanness Ave.)
UPCOMING EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Still Moon Gardeners Gatherings Party IV – Planting the Garden
At our Gardeners Gathering Work Parties, we weed, water, and maintaining the Colour Me Local Dye Garden. Come out and join for some fun getting your hands dirty, while connecting with other gardeners in the community. At some of these events we will bring a dye pot and fabric test strips so we can experiment with natural dyes while we work! If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it along and join in with the chorus of neighbours who jam in the garden!
Botanical Illustration Party at the Dye Garden
The Colour Me Local Dye Garden is a beautiful place to be…but for many, there is great mystery about the colourful possibilities of the plants we grow there. We have therefore decided to make garden signage!
On the afternoon of Saturday, May 21st we will spend some time sitting in the garden, observing the plants, and drawing them. We will then select our favourite illustrations to include in the signage!
Soil Building and Weeding Work Party @ Cornett Rd
Please join us for our Soil Building and Weeding Work Party Cornett Rd! We will be spreading some topsoil and mulching around our recent plantings this year and last year. We’ll be taking removing some new growth of Himalayan blackberry as well continuing to remove old dead canes from the site.
When: May 28th, 10am-1:00pm
Where: Cornett Road & Natal Street
Dyeing Silk at the Dye Garden
We are so excited to be hosting a natural dye class right where our dye materials are grown: the Colour Me Local Dye Garden! Join us for an evening of dyeing silk! We will harvest whatever dye plants are in bloom from the garden to use in our dye vats. You will learn about the dye plants grown at Colour Me Local, when to collect dye plant materials, the purpose of scouring and mordanting (preparing your fabric for dyeing), and how to make beautiful naturally dyed silk – all while spending quality time with other interested dyers in the community.
Materials will be provided and you will take home a naturally dyed silk scarf. All skill levels are welcome.
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