Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Day 3 at the Steiner Institute, Spring

We began our spring discussion with the often still-cold month of March, early April. The teacher's root children table, pictured below, is often a wonderful carryover from the Valentines/Mrs. Thaw to the more springy look of Easter.

Next is the teacher's spring nature table, including a close-up of Lady Spring, who is so lovely holding her bluebird friend.

She also had some lovely spring fairies hanging for spring.

Most of us decided to work on a flat picture today. Mine, at the request of Elizabeth and Philip, contained a duck and a bunny. I felted my picture onto a piece of wool felt fabric. In hindsight, because you have to needle felt that way, I think I would have preferred a roving background to soften the image a bit more.

We also felted over plastic Easter eggs to make fillable felt eggs. They haven't been cut open yet as they are still drying, but I think this will be a special Easter basket tradition--to fill their felt eggs with a treat.

We also worked on a few individual projects. I chose to make a dragonfly with a cookie cutter and a bluebird, which I'll probably try to hang over our nature table next spring.

I've also spent quite a bit of time drooling in the bookstore since I've been here. Not only have I ordered some wonderful books, such as What's Hiding in There, a lift-the-flap book for Finn, but I also purchased a couple of tiny and adorable knitted toys that will probably grace our nature table in the future.

I'll close with the words to a simple song we've been singing, often in rounds, in the evenings:

The sun descends in fiery tone,
All alone.
The blackbird sings;
The day is done.

Tomorrow is summer, so stay tuned! For those who have asked: Yes, I'm having a wonderful time and learning so much!


  1. Hi Joy
    What a lot of fun and creating going on!

  2. Joy-
    I really enjoy taking this creative journey with you! I must admit, I was unfamiliar with this craft until I started reading your blog. How wonderful that you are able to have this experience...enjoy every moment! :)

  3. I am very much enjoying this series of posts. :) :) :)

  4. It looks like you are having a great time. I'd love a trip right now where I got to work on crafts every sounds perfect!!

  5. I especially want to see how to do those felted, fillable, eggs! It looks like it was WELL worth it for you to take this trip!

  6. This workshop looks like so much fun! You're posts are making me want to get some more wool roving and get to work. :)

  7. thanks again for sharing...i have been excited to visit your posts each night!

  8. I can't believe how much stuff you are making! What an excellent workshop... I just adore your mica night sky... how enchanting!


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