We visited an Australian Steiner/Waldorf School Fair this morning and I busied myself gasping with amazement and snapping photos of all the incredible craft work!
It must feel like such an achievement for the children, to look upon their craft work over the years. They must feel so capable, so self sufficient , to be able to make such useful and beautiful things!
First was the Pre-school/ Kindergarten work! Plant dyed wool (except for the blue which was food dye) pom poms, oodles of finger knitting, stitching on loose hessian and Knitting Nancies.
Class 1 : more pom poms, first attempts at knitting, stitched recorder bags, knitted lambs(from squares).
Class 2: Knitted animals, "starburst sticth" pillows, needles holder case, simple weavings.
Class 3: cross stitch (see my post), bags with stitching and weaving, knitted beanies and toys...
Class 4: the magnificent fair isle knitting! Bags, toys..., picture tapestries based on Norse mythology...
Class 5: the introduction of crochet, ponchos, hats, bags, toys and picture weavings
Class 6: Dolls!!!!