NEW Video – Teaching Children How to “Make Their World”

Handwork Homeschool : The Making Lessons

I’m very excited to share my first video with you!

When you’ve finished watching, scroll down to see Why Handwork Matters & what some former students have to say about their experiences in the course.

NOTE : The 2015 Session
of The Making Lessons

Click HERE to get info about
the 2016 session


Children are learning all the time.
So much is new & exciting for them.

Hand washing clothes - Handwork Homeschool

For many children, much of their education, from a very early age is focused on teaching them to sit still, remember facts &  figure out how to “be” in the modern world.

But there’s often a missing piece in their lives… true creativity.

How often is a child expected to finish something that someone else started for them?Filling in a colouring book page, completing a work-sheet, playing a video game, participating in pre-planned activities.

Of course, reading, writing & arithmetic are necessary for a child’s lifelong success but the art of  making things should be what balances the learning scales.

Knitting Scales - Handwork Homeschool

Those who can
think for themselves,
easily solve problems & create beautiful things from the
simplest of materials will be able to
bravely shape their future.
Creators who will craft their lives to suit their true heart’s desire.
They will be the
independent ones who always seem to be a
step ahead of crowd.

Knit Farm - Handwork Homeschool

Vibrant colours, inviting textures & interesting materials should be a part of a child’s everyday life. By engaging their minds, enlivening their senses & filling them with lasting memories, they are building a foundation for becoming inquisitive learners.

How can you do this?

By gently guiding them into the amazing world of handwork.

Working with fibre is one of the oldest human activities & handwork of some form has been practiced by every known civilization.  Its history reaches back into the mists of time & its story will stretch on for generations to come.

4 fates - Handwork Homeschool

What is Handwork?

Handwork is a gateway into the world of creating-  a place where your head, heart & hands can work in unison to coax materials into something that didn’t exist before.

Simply put -it is making something out of fibre with your hands.

Why does Handwork matter?

There are 3 intertwined ways in which engaging in handwork affects
us all  – via our
   •  head (neurologically)
   •  heart (emotionally)
   •  hands (physically)

Some proven academic benefits of handwork include:
•   strengthening math & reading skills
•   increased memory function and retention
•   improved hand, eye and brain coordination

But that’s not all!

Andrew & his knit horse - Princesse - Handwork Homeschool

Handwork adds so much to a child’s life:

•  a sense of
self-worth because sometimes handwork is incredibly challenging !
•  a playground of an endless array of beautiful colours, textures & patterns.
•  a feeling of joy while making gifts for loved ones.
•  an easy route to physical relaxation & a sense of peace.
•  excitement & anticipation while they imagine future projects ! 


The Making Lessons - Handwork Homeschool

Handwork has been my passion since I can remember.

When I make things, I believe that part of me, my energy & dreams, is worked into them.  While transforming basic materials into beautiful & useful items – I change too.

I feel more relaxed & centred.

Over the years, I started to wonder why I felt this way.  I always knew that I would teach my children how to work with fibre. I had been making things since I was a child so it would be easy… or so I thought.

Learning to Knit - Handwork Homeschool

Teaching a child to do something you love (as you know) can be extremely rewarding but it’s not as simple as sharing your skills with an adult.

Children absorb information differently than we do, new ideas affect them more deeply & they certainly can’t sit still as long as a grown-up can!

Dandelion Weaving - Handwork Homeschool

As a professional designer, maker & teacher for over 30 years, I’ve taught hundreds of people of all ages many kinds of handwork & how to get their creativity flowing.

It’s taken me years of reading, teaching & experimenting to find ways to get beyond the initial learning stages of a craft so that my kids can quickly get to the good part – the making !

Now, I am finally sharing my own approach to
bringing handwork to children in
The Making Lessons.

Little Sewing - Handwork Homeschool

What are The Making Lessons ?

Live, Easy & Inspiring Course

NOTE : The 2015 Session
of The Making Lessons

Click HERE to get info about
the 2016 session


This unique course is designed to lead you
Testimonial The Making Lessons - Handwork Homeschoolthrough clearly outlined steps which will help you feel more creative & confident when teaching children to “think with their hands”.

Delivered over weeks, this self-paced course is taught via easy-to-follow lessons;  each brimming with inspiring ideas to get you started on your own projects
& supported by up-to-date research about the fabulous effects handwork has on our children’s brains & bodies.



Testimonial The Making Lessons - Handwork Homeschool

It’s a GLOBAL thing!

During the course, join homeschooling mothers & professional teachers from around the world as we explore the many benefits of bringing handwork to children.

See how children of every age (even very little ones) can enjoy wonderful projects, even before they are able to master many of the traditional fibre arts skills.



Andrew Knits - Handwork Homeschool

We’ll delve into these questions & so much more…

 Why is handwork absolutely NECESSARY for boys?
• What key roles does handwork play in our children’s growing brains?
 When should different handwork skills be introduced to children?
 Where are the best places to look for inspiration & great materials?
 How does handwork calm & centre children with sensory issues ?
• Who benefits more from handwork – the children or us?







Testimonial The Making Lessons - Handwork Homeschool

you’ll learn the key benefits of doing handwork & WHEN to bring various skills to your children.

you’ll learn HOW to create & teach inspiring lessons!

Little Knitter - Handwork Homeschool

Mix + Match + Create = Enjoy

You can spend as long as you want
browsing, choosing & sampling anything that
takes your fancy
during the course.

Testimonial The Making Lessons - Handwork Homeschool

Listen, watch & do at your own pace.
Once a lesson is posted, it’s ready when you are!


NOTE : The 2015 Session
of The Making Lessons

Click HERE to get info about
the 2016 session


I live & love fibre ~
I read/design/teach/make constantly
~ they’re my things !

I hope to meet you soon !


P.S.  Go ahead & EMAIL me if you have any questions !

Did you miss VIDEO #1?  Go HERE


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2 Responses to NEW Video – Teaching Children How to “Make Their World”

  1. Oh my Elizabeth this sounds wonderful, unfortunately, I do not have it in the budget this time around. Hopefully, as this is the 3rd time there will be a 4th! Good luck in this endeavour!


    • Hello Cheryl

      Thanks for your kind words. I do have a 2-pay option for the course. I know that we all have to be careful with our budgets. I’ll be posting details soon (or you can email me directly).


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