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Knitting & Handwork – Intermediate (ages 9+yo.)

If you are not sure of your child’s level, please contact Elizabeth

Knitting fosters fine motor skills and visual tracking, as well as other foundational academic skills in a developmentally appropriate and enjoyable way. It teams the two hands and the two sides of the brain together, and encourages goal-oriented planning and perseverance. Neuroscientific studies have shown knitting fosters improved cognitive functioning, sustained focus, careful planning, imaginative and practical thinking, resilience, and has therapeutic and self-regulating effects. 

This class will focus on intermediate skills, for students reasonably comfortable with purling, casting on, casting off, basic plain knitting, and basic sewing skills. Each student will make several small items according to their skill level and interest. According to interest, we may explore color patterning or texture patterning and cables. Practical, concrete thinking in the early years leads to enlivened and imaginative problem-solving and out of the box abstract thinking in later years. Children are proud of their tangible accomplishments – and it’s really fun!

The students will also hear stories, and engage in some occasional short term projects as well. They will learn and practice cording, braiding, and other traditional textile skills. 

Ages: 9+yo.

Teacher: Elizabeth Seward

Cost: $325

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