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.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fountain pens

It's important to have a good fountain pen. The Main Lesson books needs that extra time with good penmanship to really become a piece of artwork.

http://www.waldorfsupplies.com/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/psstone/store/agora.cgi?cart_id=6756314.2839*z16i58&product=Pencils_and_Pens

http://www.montgomerypens.com/product_detail.asp?product_id=10305

http://www.coloradopen.com/category/fountain_pens_0_to_30

My favorite Crochet hooks

My very favorite crochet hooks seem to not be in stock anymore...They were about $1 and change per hook. Now they are impossible to find BUT I did find some here and paid about $40 for 15 hooks plus shipping.....total rip! But what can I do?  I love these hooks and so do the kids.
http://www.herrschners.com/product.aspx?sku=010271P&qid=

If you are a fan of these you can go here to get them.  

If anyone knows where to get these for less than $2.75 please let me know.  Joann is out of stock. 

My 1st graders placemats


Turn inside out. and sew up bottom.

Next sew on TOP of the mat round the edge to make it nice and flat

Monday, July 26, 2010

Does anyone know how to do this?

Its silk that you take some solution and bleach out the color and use a stencil ....anyone know how?  What is the solution?

Handwork supplies for 8th grade

http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=6bb5401b-a4eb-4abb-80ba-662aa71047ce

Fabric .com has some nice material for 8th grade.

we are making apron, bags, quilted pillows and PJs  this year.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Felted goodies wholesale from Nepal

I just came across this site and am sure that some of you waldorf teachers will want some of these things for your school store...or some of you home school moms for your families....I found a place like this in NYC at the flea market but they were selling retail.....wholesale  is so much sweeter!

The prices seem totally unreal....for those of us who have wet felted it seems criminal but I also know it makes them some good money for their families and I want to support natural fiber stores

http://www.feltandcrafts.com/handmade-felt-products-felt-shoes-slippers-c-1_7.html

Saturday, July 24, 2010

7th grade art ....math block waldorf school

I found a very interesting blog with a wonderful teacher who is very artistic.....my favorite type of teacher!

Check him out!
You should also check out his wife's blog...she is a handwork teacher.

http://thewaldorfway.blogspot.com/2010/02/divine-proportion.html

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wet Felted Apron Waldorf Kindergarten/ story teller

I am starting to work on my final project. it is a combo of Felting, sewing and Nuno felting .
The links show some professional Nuno felting.
http://mirelap.wordpress.com/2009/02/01/sewing-with-nature-contest/
http://www.etsy.com/listing/44422690/felt-fairy-pointed-halter-top

This is a Jack and the Bean stock apron.  I am going to make little people to go with it. But I also need to make a Nuno skirt....Soon working on it. I started a shirt too.
here is what I have so far.....I have this idea of a skirt for one thing and a story apron for another....let's see what happens in the end :)

Handwork training at RSC

There are 2 Handwork trainings each year on opposite sides of the US
Here is a post from the West Coast training at Rudolph Steiner College

The Handwork teacher's blog name is Syrendell

http://syrendell.blogspot.com/2010/07/recreating-human-vessel-handcraftsand.html