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Handwork supports the main curriculum and develops craft and design skills in activities such as knitting, crochet, sewing and embroidery. A variety of articles are made that are not merely decorative items, but have a real use, such as recorder or handwork bags, clothing and toys.


The children are led to an awareness of how beauty and utility can be combined in the same article through good design. Steiner's view that the process of developing dextrous skills is inextricably linked to the development of mental dexterity is now backed by modern research.

(See F. Wilson (1998), The Hand, Pantheon. Also of interest: H. Gardner (1993), Multiple Intelligences, Basic Books New York)

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"Anyone who understands the hand, for example, must be aware that it was not formed merely to lie still and be looked upon. The fingers are quite meaningless when they are inactive. They only acquire significance when they seize at things, grasp them, when their passivity is transformed into movement. Their very form reveals the movement inherent within them. The same may be said of the human being as a whole."
Rudolf Steiner
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