Author Archives: Handwork Homeschool

{A Manifesto} and a NEW Training Workshop … both about The MAKING Life

. Hi~ Over the last few months, I’ve realized that it’s high time I start touching upon some important topics beyond handwork & homeschool lessons. Of course, they are still central to everything I do in my life & my … Continue reading

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{How-To} Fleece Transparency – Painting with Wool & Light !

Do you remember the first time you saw coloured fleece ? What IS that ?  Then you reached out & stroked it (everybody does)… You wondered, “what do I do with it”?  The answer to that question depends on where … Continue reading

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Baked Mohair ?!? Gorgeous !!

I love fibre – real, natural, straight from the animal fibre (although I’ve been known to fall for some soy or milk yarn on the odd occasion…). So visiting our local mohair farm (really, they’re angora goats) is always a … Continue reading

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Creativity…how can you help your babes HONE it & OWN it ?

Hi! Today, I was scrolling through Instagram & saw an interesting post where some über-smart homeschooling mothers were discussing the pros & cons of allowing children to make their own decisions – from tiny ones (what do you want to … Continue reading

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A Peek at My Future, Future Atelier

. Lately, I’ve been casting about thinking…. “I need somewhere to work which is quiet, inspiring & totally mine.” You know, as one does, when one is a CREATIVE who’s working AND homeschooling.  Not only do I do everything under the … Continue reading

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What is Wet Felting ? : A 5-minute Handwork Homeschool Lesson

Wet Felting is one of those wonderful fibre arts that truly allows you to create from the most basic of materials. Working with a little warm water, a bit of soap & some cuddly, soft rovings you can easily & … Continue reading

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A fresh wind is blowing – Brighit has arrived!

  A few days ago, we celebrated IMBOLC or Brighit’s day. It’s an important day in our household not just because my daughter is named after her but also because it marks the first day of MY new year.  Unlike … Continue reading

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