Robin Orm Hansen

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Programs for Children and School Visits


Robin is available for school visits, readings, and workshops–some entirely unrelated to knitting. She has spoken and demonstrated with children at schools, libraries, fiber convergences, children's sections at conventions, and Arctic Days at Bowdoin College. A former Girl Scout leader, she enjoys bringing stories, new ideas, and new skills to children. Here are some possibilities. (Feel free to call or e-mail and suggest other directions.)


Ice Harbor Mittens

Ice Harbor Mittens - 4th to 8th graders

Safe Return

Learn to knit - 3rd to 6th graders 
One to two 3-hour sessions with 3rd through 6th grade classroom. This works well with Catherine Dexter’s MG historical novel Safe Return, about a young girl new to a 19th century cash-knitting community in Sweden. Children learn a basic knit stitch and use it to make a small penny pouch. Workshop includes making a plied cord to hang the pouch around the neck and can include a session on using sandpaper, dowels, and beeswax to make personal knitting needles. Robin provides the materials.

Inuit String Figures - 3rd to 6th graders
A winter workshop with children in 3rd–6th grade to learn and perform ancient cat's cradle-like figures. Works well with studies of Inuit or other native cultures. A story demonstration followed by small groups to learn two or three Inuit string figures.

Contact me to discuss fees. I usually negotiate on an individual basis.


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