Handwork includes such activities as knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, embroidery, cross stitch, wet felting, paper crafts and machine sewing.
The handwork curriculum weaves through the grades and assists in many areas of learning. Activities such as knitting and crocheting utilise both sides of the brain. Handwork also assists with eye-tracking and numeracy.
Knitting, which especially appealed to Steiner and which is taught from kindergarten is linked to thinking. Steiner often referred to thinking as “cosmic knitting”.