Slowly, slowly, we are weaving a wonderful rhythm into our days together, home-educating in an anthrophosophically-inspired manner.
|a foot measure? hmmm....|
Phoebe has been working away at a beautifully-coloured and textured piece of weaving - making her very own cloth by weaving. Here she is measuring the fringing, to make sure both ends are even - I like how 'bodilly-involved' she is able to get - feet, too!
|trimming very carefully - using Mamas 'special sewing shears'|
Jo - Phoebe said you'd want her to come and show you what she made using her pack of 'hand painted wool fleece' - so here it is, minus the face-to-face contact! Jo at indigo inspirations magics up the most beautiful, luscious combinations of hand-painted wool and yarn and fleece - to name just a tiny handful of all the goodness that emanates from her 'hive'.
|dark, fluffy blob is the sublime 'Rosie'|
After previously struggling our way together through another (much more complicated and unnecessary) method of weaving, we struck upon this beautifully simple, handcrafted weaving kit made by Paula Cordeiro of eco textile studio. It's called a backstrap weaving kit. We chose to use the wool fleece, which we split more thinly, instead of using yarn, which we tried before. I have learnt through this experience how much Phoebe likes to have a result showing quickly for her motivation and enthusiasm to remain ignited.
|my hands made this|
I have been learning about temperaments and I believe she is a combination of two I had not really previously thought were 'her', until I've done so much reading now and observing her whilst thinking about this - very interesting stuff. (Oh - and not to mention the enlightening moments I've been having in regards to my own unique and peculiar behaviours!!!)
What have your hands been busy making lately?