Depending on where you live, it may still feel like the heart of winter. If you are in a warmer climate perhaps spring is whispering. However the Spring Equinox is still a month away, so let’s do one or two more winter themed blog posts!
As winter’s breath lies heavy, what do we crave? Warmth!
One great way to stay warm and engaged is with wool handwork.
My kids love the book “Warm as Wool”
It is a wonderful book, but out of print. So we have to get it from our library. We use it as inspiration to talk about wool, learning to spin wool into yarn, finger knit, braid and begin to knit with two needles. Cold winter days seem to lend themselves to cozy handwork. We decorated our nature table with yummy yarns and knitting notions.We also have had lots of fun making little creatures out of felt. Above are some snails we made from Living Crafts magazine.
We also handcrafted a few kitties from the book Making Fairy-tale Wool animals. Felting really isn’t hard once you get the hang of it. Just need patience and a few days.. It was very therapeutic during rainy days here in Coastal SC.