Over the years, Public Waldorf educators have observed that children are individuals with amazing strengths in some areas and need for support in others. A child who struggles with spelling may be strong in handwork. Another child who draws well might struggle with math and so on. In the Handwork curriculum we focus on the learning center of the child in a way that supports their Thinking, Feeling and Will forces. The integration of these forces is critical as we work to help the child develop into a balanced human being.

First gradeKnitting and Braiding

Second grade – Knitting, Purling, Crochet

Third grade – Spinning with rock, Wool Dying, Crochet

Fourth grade – Embroidery, Sewing, Cross Stitch

Fifth grade – Knitting Socks or Hats in a round

Sixth grade – Sewing a Waldorf Doll, Sock Monster, Marionette

Seventh grade – Wet felting Pin cushion and Slippers, Needle felt a human Face and Body.

Eighth grade – Sewing Machine, Pajama Pants and Quilt

High School – Basket Weaving, Batiking & Book Binding

Knitting & Intellectual Development

Desert Marigold will be closed for the remainder of the 19/20 school year as we evaluate the ongoing developments of COVID-19 {read more}