The Filges children’s kit with bamboo knitting needles and 100g organic plant-dyed wool yarn in the beautiful colours blue, red, pink and purple includes everything children need to start knitting!
Knitting is a highly tactile experience and a fun, creative Waldorf handwork activity. It is taught in Rudolf Steiner Schools worldwide from around the age of 6 and projects can range from beginner to advanced.
The craft of knitting has many benefits for children, including the development of fine motor dexterity, hand-eye coordination and the concentration and patience required for focused attention on a task. It enhances the ability to understand and follow processes and encourages problem solving skills in overcoming any mistakes.
Knitting is a calming and satisfying handicraft, providing children with a sense of pride and achievement in their creations too. The sensorial experience of working with natural fibres creates an active connection to the natural world for both children. Knitting is used in both Montessori and Waldorf education and is one of the Waldorf handcrafts.
The included wool knitting yarn is made in Germany and plant-dyed without the use of chemicals, using traditional artisanal methods. Filges wool is pure new organic wool which complies 100% with the strict guidelines of Bioland and is very durable, eco-friendly and safe.
Filges are a very small German family brand specialising in the finest quality organic, vegetable-dyed wool and silk using traditional, artisanal processes.
Filges are a Bioland-certified manufacturer of sheep wool. A member of the IVN (Internationaler Verband der Naturtextilwirtschaft/ International Association of Natural Textiles), Filges wool comes exclusively from certified organic sheep in Germany. The Filges dyes are plant-based and production is sustainable, ecological and emission-free.
Attention! Not suitable for children under 36 months due to risk of impact in the throat area from sharp objects.
1 set of bamboo knitting needles size 5
100g of organic plant-dyed wool yarn