Category Archives: permaculture

Teasels – a cloth worker’s tool.

This year’s teasel harvest I refreshed the teasels at the front door.  This is my shingle. elserine is a weaver.  During a Vancouver Island Surface Design Assoc meeting elserine demonstrated how the teasel was/is used to full woven or knit garments to make them soft. Gently stroking the cloth with a tied teasel bundle raises the nap. Commercially […]


Gathering at the Edge Day 3 – Studio and Self Guided Tours

Gathering Day 3 – Sunday, April 3, 2016 After meeting over breakfast in the hotel Gatherers took in hand their specially marked-up maps and a sources list highlighting art, textile and fibre shops; gardens in full spring bloom; art galleries and nearby eating establishments and headed off on self-guided tours of the area. Some had booked a […]