As Midwinter Solstice approaches, the great wheel is struck again! Yule is upon us.
Want to learn the age old tradition of how to wind an evergreen wreath?
Come and learn in a safe, warm and creative environment with Zofia from Hedgecrft.
We start off with a cacao ceremony and then open circle, then we go through each step carefully, starting with how to wind a wreath base first and build on that, then you can take your time to let you creative juices flow!
We always make sure we are teaching, sharing knowledge and skills in our workshops so you can go on and then create your own without the need to buy all your supplies, but turn directly to nature to find what you need - as all good witchcraft does!
All supplies are inclusive.
A little folk lore about wreaths:
The witches wreath represents the turning of the wheel of the year, an eternal circle turning through the darkness to the light.
The circular wreaths are an old Pagan tradition that originated with the ancient Slavic, Celtic and people of Scandinavia. These people worshiped the rhythms of the earth with the sun being central in importance to them. During the Winter Solstice our ancient people prayed for the sun's return and the reassurance that spring was coming. The center of these rituals was a living wreath. The wreath was traditionally formed with evergreens. It symbolised the unending circle of life and rotation of the seasons. The evergreen was used as its part of the earth that survives winters cold weather and darkness. Traditionally candles were lit and set within the wreath bringing light to the darkness. Ceremonial fires and candles play a big part in rituals.
The wreath was displayed indoors. Either hung like a chandelier or on top of a table or altar. Later on in history the tradition was modified to include hanging the wreath on walls and doors.