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Discovering Waldorf – ‘Spinning Straw Into Gold’

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

Girl with spindle and distaff

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?

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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. Thank you Donni, from the bottom of my heart. From one who just learned the immense pleasure and meditative peace to be found in the magic of spinning.

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