Learn to Teach Finger Knitting Mini-Course
In this mini-course, Rebecca will guide you through the steps to teach your child how to finger knit and how to complete some finger knitting projects.
This course is designed for parents and teachers to learn how to teach finger knitting to their children/students.
Finger Knitting is a good fit for children around the age of 5 or 6 who can do fine motor activities such as measuring out a teaspoon of liquid, planting seeds in the soil, or building a gnome/fairy house out of small twigs. If we expect that a child can finger knit before they are developmentally ready, it can lead to disappointment and resistance to future projects.
This course was created by a Waldorf teacher with over ten years of experience teaching handwork to young children. She has taught many children with great success, and she is ready to teach YOU how to teach your child.
This course will teach you:
- The why, what and how of handwork for your young child
- The value of handwork skills
- A warm-up verse
- A transition verse
- How to wind wool
- How to finger knit with a single chain stitch
- A story to tell your child when you teach them how to finger knit
- How to make a finger knit coaster
- How to make a skipping rope
- How to make horse reins
- How to finger knit with four-fingers
This course includes:
- 7 instructional videos
- A .pdf guide
- Recommendations for where to purchase materials
Who is this course for?
What you will need:
- A comfortable place to sit without too many distractions.
- A minimum of 15 minutes to get started but feel free to keep going as long as everyone is comfortable;)
- High-quality, natural wool in a colour that suits your environment – check out MapleRose for excellent materials that are affordable and shipped quickly from BC, Canada.
- A large eye sewing needle (also Available from Maplerose)
- We’ll provide you with verses and a little story; you may need/want to print or write these out so you have them handy – feel free to make up your own too;)
- Your own knowledge base - make sure you know how to finger knit before you bring it to your child. Remember, they learn best out of imitation.