Our Assistant Handwork teacher Zan Edson is currently completing a two year Waldorf Handwork Teacher Training program with Waldorf Handwork Educators. She’s learning all sorts of lovely new handwork projects to knit, crochet, cross stitch, and sew while also learning about spinning fibers, dying yarn, anthroposophy, storytelling, eurythmy, painting, singing, child development, and more.

“I am so excited to have begun this training! The teachers are wonderful and I’m greatly enjoying learning new knitting and crochet techniques and adding new skills like dying and spinning yarn to my toolkit!” Zan says. “I have been working at the Meadowbrook campus going on seven years now, but had not previously had Waldorf education before. It is so eye- and heart-opening to learn about the depth of thought, understanding of child development, and profound philosophy behind this approach to education. I really look to forward to furthering my training and skills and becoming a better teacher.”

Inspired by the new skills she is learning, Zan has been teaching beginning knitting and beginning felting classes for adults at her home studio over spring break and will also be offering classes for adults and children over the summer. So, if you have been wanting to learn some handwork skills or your kids are excited to pursue their favorite projects a little farther, this is a fantastic opportunity!

If interested, you can email Zan or reach out through her Facebook page.

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