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Oct042014

Is it really October already?!

October 4, 2014

     I started a new job this fall as the assistant Handwork teacher at a Waldorf (aka Steiner) school.  Although it is only part-time, it is amazing how much it takes from my "free time".  However, it is fabulous and I am really enjoying the kids (I teach first through eighth graders) and teachers. I am learning alot from my students as well.  The fact that my workspace is in an Earthship is even cooler!

     We teach mostly fiber arts including knitting, crochet, sewing, and cross-stitch. Here are some of the colorful supplies at our disposal.

 

     The woodworking teacher had his 7th grade class make drop spindles so I am introducing handspinning to our curriculum.  Wasn't that nice of him?  He is an enthusiastic supporter of the fiber arts.

     And we have an old Leclerc workshop loom on which I am going to teach the older grades weaving.  Yay!

   

 We also have several Navajo looms which I do not know how to warp.  I am currently reading a book and got a DVD from our local library showing the entire process, so I hope to have those looms up and weaving.

     Yes, I am still weaving my scarves at my home studio as well (and knitting socks for my dear daughter AND spinning some lovely autumn colored merino roving for a potential shawl.) Life is good.

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