Discovering Waldorf :: On Handwork with Renate Hiller - The Magic Onions

Discovering Waldorf :: On Handwork with Renate Hiller

The other day I was feeling anxious and stressed. My temper was short and I found myself snapping unnecessarily at my kids. It was raining and, although I knew I needed a good walk to shake the bad mood, I couldn’t face putting on my coat and braving the cold. So, instead, I nestled into a comfy spot in front of the fire and took up my knitting needles. After a few minutes of knitting, I felt my stress melt away and a calm and peacefulness descend upon my spirits. Aaaaah! Handwork can be so therapeutic.

Here is a short video on the spiritual benefits of handwork by the beautiful Renate Hiller. I bet you’ll be looking for your knitting needles after watching this.


Handwork in Waldorf Schools - Discovering Waldorf ~

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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.

Blessings and magic,


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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. Daffodil Angel says:

    Wonderful video, thank you for sharing this.

  2. I absolutely love this video. I have tagged it so I can watch it again and again. It is reminding me to do more of this with my older children.

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