Category: Handwork

midsummer yarn sun craft

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Once again thou flames heavenward, Once again we see thee rise, Every morning is thy birthday, Gladdening human hearts and eyes. Every morning here we greet it, Bowing lowly down before thee, Thee the Godlike, Thee the changeless, In thine ever-changing skies. ‘Hymn to the Sun from Akbar’s Dream’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Towards the

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back to school

home schooling supplies from myriad

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“From as far as the stars, To here where I stand, I come to use my right and left hand… To draw, to paint, to make, to knit, For work so fine my hands are fit.” The recent unreal events have turned many of our lives upside down, and with the schools closed, many of

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waldorf autumn crafts

autumn crafting with myriad

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A while back we ran a give away on Instagram and asked followers to share their favourite Autumn activities, and there were so many wonderful suggestions we have put them together in this blog, adding our own favourites too! Favourite autumn activities from our wonderful & supportive Instagram followers: Leaf rubbing and printing Happy faces

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crafting with wool

crafting with wool

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To help show you the many different and magical ways that wool can be used as a craft material we have been busy putting together some ideas below to inspire! Wool is all natural, renewable, ecological and biodegradable. We stock lots of toys made from wool, and craft materials too such as knitting, felting, weaving,

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eater branch and celebration ring

easter sunday – 1st april 2018

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After all the fun of the snow, Easter feels perfect timing to finally rejoice in all the long-awaited wonders of spring this year!  We have lots of ideas for easter gifts, decorations and natural crafts as well as special offers to help celebrate (without a chocolate egg in sight)! Happy easter from all at myriad!

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Nimble Fingers Make Nimble Minds

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Working with our hands is essential for learning and development. For younger children, simple handwork such as finger knitting, wet felting and simple sewing helps them develop fine motor skills, develop a feel for colour and form, gives them satisfaction knowing they can make beautiful things, and improves their brain development. Three year olds can

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