Category Archives: TWIST

A very tiny ancient treasure – NOT found on Pinterest!

. This is it. .   You’re probably thinking what I’m thinking… really ?  That’s it? When I read the headline “FOUND:  A 3,000-year-old Ball of Yarn” images of a gloriously dyed ball of some sumptuous stuff found hidden in … Continue reading

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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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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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Neolithic Textiles !?!

Recently, we had the chance to experience a most unusual summer festival – Pierres en Fête Today, you’ll meet a neolithic weaver, see ancient arts revived & wander through a labyrinth back in time.

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Homeschooling in France – Fibre Festival !

This is Part 4 of my Homeschooling in France series where I have invited you into our homeschool & daily life in rural France. Today, come along to a French fibre festival which my family & I recently attended. La Tonte … Continue reading

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Paris Treasures

A few days ago, my daughter, Hilary & I packed our bags & headed off to Paris in the midst of a surprise March snowstorm. Being Canadian, we weren’t too fazed by the weather – although I must say it … Continue reading

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