Waldorf Handwork Educators Homeschool Conference

Homeschool Handwork Conference 2021
Aug 07, 2021, 9:00 AM
3rd Grade Handwork & Practical Arts, August 7, 8, 9, 2021 ~ 9am - 3pm PST

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Conference projects, patterns, videos, and reading materials:

If you have already registered for the conference you will receive a password to access the conference materials. Click the link below and enter the password to view and get started on your handwork projects!


Join us ONLINE as we explore 3rd grade handwork, the 9 year change, practical arts and child development. The third grade curriculum brings the practical arts that are rooted in the three basic human needs of food, shelter, and clothing. The Handwork curriculum supports this by learning about natural fibers and the plants and animals they come from.


The handwork curriculum is one long continuous thread either leading to or drawing from each developmental stage of childhood. This conference will benefit parents with children of all ages.

In this conference we will bring developmentally appropriate handwork projects in crochet, hand spinning, and plant dyes. Some projects will be taught live online and others will be sent ahead of time as instructional videos for you to work through and practice at your own pace. 

Nothing replaces being fully present for the conference, but we understand that life happens! The conference will be recorded and sent to regsitered participants daily.

Conference Registration $275

Early Bird Discount $245 Before May 23rd

Enter Coupon Code EARLYBIRDHOMESCHOOL at checkout!

Indigo Member Discount $235 Before May 23rd

Coupon code will be emailed to You!

Please check carefully when you are applying your coupon at the checkout. Coupons cannot be applied retroactively. For step by step instructions on how to apply the coupon click the link below.

We know this has been a difficult year for many around the world. We are pleased to be able to offer some financial aid for those in need. For more information about applying for financial aid click the link below.

Are you new to these handwork skills? In this conference we will be discussing a variety of handwork projects and best practices for bringing these skills to your children. If you have never tried spinning on a drop spindle, don't worry! We will teach you how to spin during the conference. We understand that most of you have had experience with crochet before so we will not be teaching the beginning crochet skills in the conference. But rather, we will be discussing various projects and teaching the finer details of the steps needed for these projects. 

If you are new to crochet or are in need of a refresher we will be offering a beginner crochet class in the Fall of 2021.

Conference Keynote Speaker:

Betty K. Staley - The 9 Year Change


The 9-year change is a critical transition in a child’s life as a path of relationship to the outer world and fostering a sense of self.


Betty Staley has been a long-time Waldorf educator in handwork, elementary, middle school, and high school  teaching, as well as teacher education and parent workshops. She is the author of eight books on child and adolescent development, adult psychology, and curriculum. Her website www.Bettykstaley.com invites you to visit her on-going thoughts, photos, and a free biography course.