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'make a pal'  workshop

"It was cool to design and make two softee 'pals' from felted wool. The smaller version I attached to my backpack. Super chic !!!"

Candice 11 years old neighbours and friends group


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Teaching Hands - make mind personal

Teaching Hands brings a holistic focus to the practice of doing traditional handiwork skills. This means supporting the student in finding their own artful process by engaging the hands in a meaningful project considered personal and unique. Such activity accomplished by ones own hands is empowering and nurturing to body, mind and spirit.

Teaching hands provides a personalized setting with up to three students per session for optimal support and learning. Projects use natural and recycled materials with a nod not only to the environment but to the economics of the hand made item.

Teaching Hands provides classes and workshops to all ages and levels of abilities encouraging confidence, pride, accomplishment , bringing joy and passion in the continued traditional of hand made products.


Projects using traditional techniques include but are not limited to:

Shabby Chic:   create a unique style that makes a fashion statement
Rag fabric baskets:   coiled by hand, constructed by machine
Rug making:   machine and hand work, fabric and wool
Hand/Loom knitting:   variety of cottons, wools, fabrics
Weaving/Lap Loom:   variety of fabrics
Bags/Totes:   using natural fabrics and designer patterns
Soft toys/artful sculpture:   from fleece and felted wool: not just for kids!!!
Holiday Wreaths:   soft seasonal chiffon materials
Gift baskets:   bridal and baby themed with hand made items
Plot 'n' Blot:   re-cycled paint, textured pape/cloth, digital play


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"I purchased a rya knotted rug from TeachingHands for my grandson. The design is similar to the Hudson Bay Blanket that is on his bed. He loves it !!!
- Mrs. Jamie G.
Haliburton, OntarioRead more