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.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

9th grade waldorf basket weaving, main lesson book making etc

This is the first day of basket weaving. Learning the vocabulary of the material and how to use wet reeds.

6 comments:

melissab said...

nice work! what has always fascinated me with basket making is that a machine cannot make baskets- a basket can only be made with real hands!! those felted slippers are super, too.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures. Did you buy special heavy book board for the book binding? Also is that special fabric or would any heavy fabric work?

Darlene

Theresa said...

oooh, this makes me want to expand into high school handwork! We have a new public waldorf high her in sacramento, I think the first public waldorf high school in US?
What was the book cover made from, it looks like linen...
thank you for the inspiration!

Teaching Handwork said...

Yes it is a book binding board from an art store and the fabric is linen.But some kids used cotton silk blend etc

angelina said...

love the felting> i keep coming back for another look!
xxx

angela said...

I`m going to bookbinding with my 9th grade, here in Campinas, Brasil. I`m very excited about it. I know they will enjoy it too.