Category Archives: LIVING HISTORY

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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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 Call to Yarns….

When I was in university, I majored in Mediaeval Studies.  I was fascinated by the language (mostly Latin with a bit of middle English), the clothes (yes, I’ve made more than a few mediaeval gowns), the philosophy (I LOVED reading … Continue reading

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Top 7 Posts of 2013 @ Handwork Homeschool

Walking through my front hall this morning – I was shocked to notice the date on the calendar… 2014!  How’d that happen?!? It’s been busy around here this year (as usual) with a wild mix of new things being made & … Continue reading

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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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2000 years ago – Fun & games in Roman France

Since moving to France, our lives seem to swing wildly from very quiet home days (& often weeks!) to lively periods of visiting & touring around.  We try to experience at least one festival a month. Considering that there are … Continue reading

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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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