Author Archives: Handwork Homeschool

Cats, Mice & Cookies – Valentine’s is here again…!

, First of all, let me assure you that this photo was not staged…. these little girls each happened to dress in their best “pink” clothes (without telling the other), the cookies just happened to be pink (mostly heart-shaped), we … 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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Imbolc – Brighit – Candlemas – St. Brigid’s Day

February 1st or February 2nd ?? It’s hard to pin down exactly when we are supposed to celebrate this mid-winter festival which revolves around this fascinating woman.   Who was she really & why is she worthy of being remembered for … Continue reading

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New Year, New Inspirations & New Connections – 2018

. Happy 2018 ! The new year has come & with it that feeling of …. “I want to do things differently this year !” It’s easy to find yourself looking here, there & everywhere for inspiration & that absolutely … Continue reading

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{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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