Sunday, March 30, 2014

Giveaway: Sun Maiden Breathes Life into Spring

To celebrate spring and the milestone of over 300 followers to Ancient Hearth, I wanted to give away a beautiful Waldorf inspired wall hanging.  Handmade using wool roving and lovingly needle felted by me, this hanging is approximately 9" x 12" and can be hung on a wall using the hemp twine attached to it.  Would make a lovely addition to a bedroom, school room, or class room.

The Sun Maiden holds a bouquet of spring flowers as she travels through the meadows bringing light and life to the land.  A nest of three eggs sits above her head in the tree as wispy clouds drift by and the gentle breeze blows.

To be entered into this giveaway, please leave a comment that you'd like to be entered, along with what you love most about Waldorf schooling, lifestyle, or philosophy!  Doesn't have to be long, just interested in seeing what drew you to Waldorf or to this blog.  If you share this on your blog, please let me know - along with a link to your blog, and I'll enter you a second time!

A lucky winner will be chosen within a week and the winner will be announced next Sunday!  Good luck and blessings to all!

Love and light!
~ Jen


  1. I would love to have this.
    The thing I love is the crafting and making it all just part of family

  2. Oh how I would love this beautiful needle felted hanging.. what a wonderful way to celebrate Spring!!
    I was first drawn into waldorf by their natural toys,(we weren't always a natural toy lover but we saw how the glory of the flashy plastic toys lost their spark of interest, but you put some natural toys and materials around the house and it's amazing what they can turn into in a child's imagination!!.. I love watching and listening to the magic come alive.
    Many thanks

  3. Lovely! I love the nest in the tree. The big attraction for me is the emphasis on handwork, for sure!

  4. I am preparing for first grade and my first home school experience. Teaching as a lively art is what excites me most at the moment. Beautiful felted hanging!

  5. I love that Waldorf schooling embraces the whole child. Beautiful spring wall hanging!

  6. Hi Jen:

    Your wall hanging is beautiful. I am new to your blog and to Waldorf. My daughter will enter kindergarten at a Waldorf-methods charter school in the fall. I love the gentleness of the approach, the attention to natural rhythms, and the gorgeous handwork that is so highly valued. Thank you for sharing this beautiful example of just that with all of us!

  7. I am a Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten teacher in England near to London but in the countryside. I came across your blog and now read with great enthusiasm and interest and your stories and ideas are inspirational to me and often your ideas feature in my kindergarten. Thank you and continue to blog its appreciated.... Abby x x

  8. I am a Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten teacher in England near London but in the countryside. I found your blog and find it very inspirational and interesting. Your ideas often feature in the kindergarten. Thank you and keep up the good work. Abby x x

  9. So beautiful Jen, you are an inspiration! I guess one of the things I love about Waldorf ed is that is feels so good. The work is so satisfying, like a good bowl of a simple soup with homegrown vegetables, it takes some effort and daily tending, yet it nourishes us to the core of our being and their is always soup enough for everyone in the pot. xoxo

  10. What a lovely giveaway!

    I think what I love most about Waldorf is the connection with nature and the seasons. I really love that there is a rhythm that is honored.