My daughter brought an intriguing film to my attention today entitled Hand: Anatomy of Performance Training by Siobhan McKeown. Do you also recognise the themes it touches on? Watching it makes me feel happy.
As well as being just a very cool film it felt very pertinent to my recent experiences of helping people learn some basic crochet and how they needed to experience the process with their own hands and somehow reinvent or discover it for themselves. I find it so tempting to touch and guide peoples hands in order to help them feel the movements of the hook and yarn, but of course this isn’t appropriate at the moment. Instead I have to try out and develop lots of alternative ways to demonstrate techniques on the fly. It is very interactive, intense and totally fascinating.