Category Archives: COLOUR

{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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Fabrics of Fairytale – A Book Review from Handwork Homeschool

Posted in BOOK REVIEW, COLOUR, GRADE EIGHT, GRADE FIVE, GRADE FOUR, GRADE ONE, GRADE SEVEN, GRADE SIX, GRADE THREE, GRADE TWO, HANDS, KINDY, SEW, TEACHING HANDWORK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

A Early Handwork Skills MAP {CLICK & print !)

. Imagine we just met at a cocktail party (yes, here in France!) In between nibbles of hot-out-of-the-oven fresh, crusty bread topped with chunks of delicious local cheese, we’d get to chatting. One thing would lead to another & you’d probably … Continue reading

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Meet Mother Nature & Jack Frost

Yes, ladies (& gentlemen) – it’s finally here ! The Handwork Homeschool Boutique You know how people say “you teach what you need to learn”? Well, that is SO true for me & I always like to add another thought 

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Squirrels, Bears & Mice – It Must be Fall ! New Autumn Book List – Handwork Homeschool

One of the reasons we chose to live in northern France was that we knew we’d be able to experience the cycling seasons here. They may not have such high contrasts as we Canadians are used to but we do notice … Continue reading

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What 20,000 Years of Handwork Can Teach You About the Future (or…

6 books I’ve read & 1 I haven’t!) By now, you’ve probably gathered that I like to read….a lot! . Not novels or magazines (ok, the odd one here & there) but books that you’d probably call

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