Discovering Waldorf is a weekly series of articles written by ‘everyday’ Waldorf families. The contributors to this series share their ‘real-life’ insights and inspirations on all kinds of Waldorf topics. This series is not meant to be Waldorf philosophy in its purest form, but rather a snapshot of how we can all incorporate Waldorf ideas into our lives to help nurture and encourage the magic that is in our children. If you have a topic you wish to learn more about (or want to share) on Discovering Waldorf, please contact me
Spinning Straw Into Gold: The Healing Potential of Handwork :: by Lory Widmer Hess
In the 1960s, spinning yarn by hand was a historical remnant, an activity that was seen as belonging in a museum. Today, handspinning is enjoying a surge in popularity, with new books, courses, and websites offering instruction and inspiration for an art that modern machinery would seem to have rendered obsolete. Why?