The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A scrap horse

This is a scrap horse and all the grades know about them.  At the end of every class, as we clean up, we collect all the scraps & put them in a basket. By winter break we have enough scraps to stuff one of these horses that I knit with nubs.
Nubs are the very ends of the ball of yarn. There is not enough yarn to make anything big so I am able to get anywhere from half a row to 4 rows on this horse.
The scrap horses go into the silent auction and sell for around $30 per horse.

The kids like them!  Try it out!


Tan Family said...

Wonderful idea! What a creative way to use up the yarn. Good luck with the auction this year!

Donna Ashton said...

I was wondering what to do with those *ends*.. Is there a pattern? Really cute idea.

Blueball Mountain Spindle and Needle Works said...

Stumbled on your blog, happily. I used to take classes at Sunbridge many years ago with Renate Hiller among many others. I don't remember the name of the elementary school, but wondered if that is where you are.


Lizz said...

Beauty and Light!

Naturalearthfarm said...

This is a great idea. Do you have a pattern?
Warm wishes, Tonya

The Magic Onions said...

Hi There,
I would like to invite you to be a guest blogger on The Magic Onions. Drop me a line on my email ( ) and I'll email you back with what I was thinking of. You have so much to share.
Blessings and magic,

kendra said...

so cute!