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Tapestry and Worldviews: Part II
February 26, 2015 – 2:59 pm | One Comment

This is the second half of an interview with Christina Somerville, one of Tapestry’s first students, about whether or not Tapestry of Grace is a worldviews-based program.  (To read the first half of Christina’s interview, …

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Tapestry and Worldviews: Part II
February 26, 2015 – 2:59 pm | One Comment
Tapestry and Worldviews: Part II

This is the second half of an interview with Christina Somerville, one of Tapestry’s first students, about whether or not Tapestry of Grace is a worldviews-based program.  (To read the first half of Christina’s interview, …

Tapestry and Worldviews: Part I
February 20, 2015 – 12:23 pm | One Comment
Tapestry and Worldviews: Part I

Each spring, as homeschoolers begin to explore curricula, many people ask us whether or not Tapestry of Grace is a worldview-studies program. The short answer is, “Yes! Worldview studies have always been at the very …

Myth Busters: Tapestry’s Writing Program is Hard to Use
January 19, 2015 – 3:48 pm | 2 Comments
Myth Busters: Tapestry’s Writing Program is Hard to Use

Once again, we were surprised when the Internet telephone game brought this message back to us because we think that our Writing program is quite straightforward. While it comes in two separate parts and offers …

Myth Busters: Is Tapestry really only good for older kids?
December 5, 2014 – 2:51 pm | No Comment
Myth Busters: Is Tapestry really only good for older kids?

This post resulted from a real-time conversation that recently appeared on Facebook. I have only deleted or changed names, expanded abbreviations, and deleted a few posts that got onto sidetracks. Otherwise the thread appears as …

Myth Busters: “Is Tapestry too much work for the average student?”
November 13, 2014 – 1:03 pm | No Comment
Myth Busters: “Is Tapestry too much work for the average student?”

As with other myths in this series, the statement “Tapestry is too much work for the average student” begs for close definitions of the terms we use. Specifically, we need to examine “too much work” …

People say, “Tapestry isn’t a complete program.” Is that right?
October 20, 2014 – 1:44 pm | No Comment
People say, “Tapestry isn’t a complete program.” Is that right?

This is one of those things that “people say” which illustrates very well the telephone game type of distortion that I described in the Introduction to this series. Whether or not a program is complete …

Myth Busters: “There’s a lot of teacher preparation to do each week with Tapestry!”
October 17, 2014 – 11:00 am | One Comment
Myth Busters: “There’s a lot of teacher preparation to do each week with Tapestry!”

As with the myth “It’s expensive!” this is a statement, “There’s a lot of preparation…” begs the question, “As compared to what?”
What, exactly, do you mean?
If you hear a statement like this one when asking …

Myth Busters: “Everyone says that Tapestry expensive to use! Is it?”
October 10, 2014 – 1:22 pm | No Comment
Myth Busters: “Everyone says that Tapestry expensive to use! Is it?”

The tricky part about this myth is that it’s over simplistic.
“It’s expensive!” is all about your perspective and what you value. And isn’t that true about most money questions? People pay higher dollar amounts …

Myth Busters: “Tapestry’s approach to the Grammar years is ‘drill & kill’!”
October 6, 2014 – 10:33 am | One Comment
Myth Busters: “Tapestry’s approach to the Grammar years is ‘drill & kill’!”

When this “drill & kill” myth first bounced back to us at Lampstand Press, we all looked at each other, dumbfounded, and said, “Huh?”
“Seriously?” we said.
“Where did they get that?” we wondered.
We still don’t know, …

Myth Busters: Marcia herself says, “Don’t Start Tapestry When Your Kids are Young!”
October 2, 2014 – 10:33 am | 4 Comments
Myth Busters: Marcia herself says, “Don’t Start Tapestry When Your Kids are Young!”

If you have not read the Introduction to this series of Myth Buster posts, please do so before returning to this post. Thanks!
Unlike many of the garbled messages about Tapestry of Grace that we hear …