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Fabrics of Fairytale – A Book Review from Handwork Homeschool

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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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Parisian Handwork Festival – A Virtual Tour

A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune of being able to attend one of the best fibre art shows – L’Aiguille En Fête – in Paris – for the THIRD time !!! I wish you could have been … Continue reading

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Homeschooling like the Country Bunny (without the Gold Shoes)

The first time this wonderful story was read to me, it captivated my 5 year-old heart & mind. My nursery school teacher could not have had the slightest inkling of how much this little book would influence my future as an artist, … Continue reading

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WHAT is Handwork ?

Look it up in the dictionary & you will see something like this : handwork [ˈhændˌwɜːk] n work done by hand rather than by machine I prefer to hold a much wider & exciting view of such an important part of my … Continue reading

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A Dream Studio

When people ask why we bought our house in France, I bring them up here. It usually answers their questions pretty quickly. When I first walked into our house 3 years ago, I was taken with her many unsullied charms.  I thought that … Continue reading

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