The Wonder & Wisdom of Handwork

The Wonder and Wisdom of Handwork was founded in 2013 for anyone who self-identifies as a teacher of handwork in a Waldorf setting.

We are dedicated to:

  • deepening our understanding of our work and refining our skills

  • balancing the outpouring of the school year by reconnecting with colleagues and rediscovering
    balance, passion and purpose

  • refining communication skills with our students, colleagues, administrators, parents and peers

  • strengthening our roles in leadership with the backing, confidence, and unity of many handwork teacher colleagues as supporters

Elizabeth Seward, PhD, has been in a Waldorf classroom since 1984 as a parent volunteer, handwork assistant, High School teacher, lead handwork teacher, class teacher and teacher educator. She has worked in independent and public Waldorf schools, and taught homeschool classes for over 12 years. In 2019, Elizabeth published her first highly acclaimed book: Teaching Through Stories: Jane and Jeremy Learn to Knit. Her three children attended a Waldorf school, and her four lovely grandsons are thriving in Waldorf environments.

Click HERE for a link to Elizabeth's full bio.

Shellie Smith has been an educator for more than 16 years. She completed her handwork training at the Rudolf Steiner College. She has been teaching handwork at the Haleakalā Waldorf School on Maui since 2010. Shellie is passionate about empowering people of all ages to be life long learners. In 2015 she published her first children's book,


A Twisted Tangled Tale.

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