Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Felt making


This is not an autumn soup, it is "cooked" olive soap, ready to dilute with water.
 

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

MICHAELMAS


We celebrated Michaelmas with the 6th grade at the biodynamc farm.
Pupils learned a lot and worked, too. They peeled dry beans and sunflowers,




dig holes for the horn manure preparations that they have made by themselves,



made cow manure solutions with the right movement of the paddle in the water making whirls:



And in the kindergarten my son and his classmates baked bread (that is what a 3 yrs old told us), tomorrow they will visit local fruits and vegetables market.

It was a warm day, a day suitable for visiting gardens and my autumn plants will have to wait another two days to be transplanted.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

ABUNDANCE OF AUTUMN




This years' autumn has offered us many fruits: horse chestnuts, acorns and hips. We picked them for our son's kindergarten.




Tomorrow I expect 6th grade in my small handwork room again. I hope everyone will have fun time.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Seminars and workshops

Finally I have found a waldorf handwork seminar in Europe, not to far away from my country. It is in Basel. I hope I will join soon.

Are you, handwork teachers, making something special with your pupils for the Christmas fair? Do you lead any workshops on the day of the fair? Do you make something at home to be sold at the fair? I would love to share some ideas and thoughts. There are only about eight weeks to the fair.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

5th grade - cross stich


My DMC threads holder seems to be too big. It was made for last year's wool in many more nuances.
An example of cross stich (made by me, not pupils).

Monday, September 21, 2009

7th grade - sewing animals

Beeswax models



5th grade - cross stich




8th grade

Wax shoe models - a way to express creativity




DMC nr. 3 finally arrived. What a joy to start emboidery with these bright rainbow colours! I can't wait to take them into class 5, I guess they will be happy as me.



One of the pencils cases of last year.



And one of the small bags.

Lion - drawing


Lion -beeswax

Jaguar - beeswax

Sunday, September 20, 2009


We have spent warm autumn day in the woods, with my son, mom and my grandfather. We picked haselnuts, searched for mushrooms (found none), and I found big and beautiful beech mast and oak acorns. Tommorow I will make an autumn decoration out of it.






Monday, September 7, 2009

6th grade - knitting

With a group of 6th graders we talked a lot about knitting socks. Kids say openly that they will not wear them. I hope they change their minds when the socks are ready to wear or that their moms will be happy to wear them.

Pupils draw plans and chose colours of wool and they have some time to change their mind until their first knitted animal is done. They had two options to choose: to knit a fox or a horse. Suprisingly most of them decided for a fox.
With the help of beeswax they formed either a fox or a horse and only then they got their pair of knitting needles. Most of them took them in their hands and started to knit, one boy will need my extra help to learn to knit.


Friday, September 4, 2009

7th grade - sewing animals





We had an opening lessons today. We made plans and pupils chose their animals: one lion, two rabbits, two koalas and two pigs.


Four of them (all girls) made lovely (but very simple) mice.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

5th grade - cross stich


First handwork lesson this year: class 5 - cross stich.

We became familiar with the technique, stramin, made plans for pin cushions, chose colours and we started to trim small pieces of stramin.


Next week we will repeat the technique with our whole bodies, then without a DMC floss and only then with the DMC floss, which I still expect.


The class was vibrant and chatty, but I expect beautifull pin cushions and later bags and pencil cases.

Monday, August 17, 2009

RIPENING TIME


My sunflowers ceased blooming, tomatoes are redish ripe, plums are sweetish and sugary, best figs are yet to come.




SCHOOL IS STARTING SOON


Only two weeks and my new handwork classroom will be full of joy and work.

In this year I will teach handwork in class 5, class 6, class 7 and class 8.

In class 5 we will do cross stich embroidery. We will start with pin cushions and the main work will be a handbag or any other kind of case (mobile phone case or something similar). We wil meet once a week (double lessons).


In class 6 we will revise knitting, everyone will knitt a horse. After introducing knitting with 5 needles we will knit a pair of socks. We will knit both socks simultaneously, one in the forst lesson and the other in the second. We will meet once a week and knitting will be homework from time to time.

In class 7 we will sew animals. The first one will be a simple one, whole class will make equal kind. We will take about endangered species and maybe we will adopt an animal. My goal is to sew at least two animals, my experiences show me it is not two much and more than half of the class makes average five great animals. Last year we made many mice, cats, dogs, pigs, camels, bears (polar and brown), foxes, martens, donkeys, an ape, sea lions and penguins, a turtle, a lizzard, elephants, a gifaffe and many more. I hope kids will enjoy working creatively.




and in class 8 we will make felt and slippers out of it

Last year we created 27 beautiful pairs of slippers. We made felt, every pupil drew a cut regarding his/her own foot, made an emboidery and finish the slippers. We were all very proud of their work.

Friday, May 22, 2009

DobrodoŇ°li / Welcome / Benvenuto / Willkommen / Welkom

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