Celtic Medicine Doll – Fire Weaver
Learn how to create a Celtic medicine doll crafted in felt. Each workshop will work with the energy of the Celtic Goddesses. This cycle of the medicine doll workshop is drawn from the energy of Imbolc, a fire festival, and Brigid. She is a Goddess of Fire, of the Sun, and of the Hearth. We will be connecting to the plant magic of this season.
Throughout history, healers have created spirit and medicine dolls, weaving into them the wisdom of the ancestors and the healing power of nature. From our own sacred connection to the Creator, the process starts deep within. Working with textiles and natural materials, we connect with our ancestors, guides, and sacred familiars to give birth to the doll that desires to be born. They are made to hold the energy and focus of our prayers, expressions of self, gratitude, and healing. Additionally, they represent our intention for change, clarity, and transformation.⠀
In this class, you’ll learn the art of needle felting, a soft sculpture technique using wool to create your medicine doll. Which will serve as a bridge and vessel for your ancestors. During this workshop, I will share stories of medicine doll magic, pilgrimage, folklore, herblore, and techniques for a deeper connection to intuition and your grandmother’s wisdom.
Each medicine doll made helps heals the child within you and reconnects you to your ancient grandmothers. By using wool, textiles, herbs, amulets, talismans, and sigils, you step into the liminal space between time and access wisdom, intuition, and ancestral knowledge.
As part of the Sacred Circle where you will give birth to your medicine doll, you will be invited on a shamanic guided journey to the spirit realms. Where you will receive guidance and healing at the place of your ancestors, which will guide you in creating the most appropriate medicine doll for you. You will journal with your vision before creating your medicine doll. You will be invited to create an intuitive medicine bundle to be placed within your doll’s belly, and hand-adorn her with flowers, herbs, stones, crystals, and beads. ⠀
Wild Weaver Medicine Dolls can be used in rituals, ceremonies, circles, and sacred spaces as tools of magic and holding intentions. You can place her on your altar or near your pillow to absorb your dreams.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE CELTIC MEDICINE DOLL WORKSHOP:
- Opening and closing ceremony
- Shamanic Guided meditation to meet your ancestors
- Reflective creative journaling practice
- Oracle card guidance
- Step-by-step needle felting tutorial
- Wool and Needle Felting Tools are supplied for the class
- Herbs, dried flowers, crystals, feathers, charms
- A light vegan-based lunch, beverages and snacks
- A blessing ritual for your medicine doll
WHAT YOU CAN BRING:
- The ability to be open-minded and curious
- You are welcome to decorate your doll with small adornments and/or nature items that you have collected
- Wear whatever makes you comfortable. It’s a relaxed, casual setting.
- You are welcome to invite friends and family to join you!
SPACES ARE LIMITED – 4 PEOPLE
My wish is to make this course financially accessible for all, should you need to pay in installments, then please get in touch.
*The workshop will be hosted in my home, Havant, Hampshire. I do have to make you aware that I do have a very friendly dog who will be sharing the space with us. Once you have purchased your ticket you will receive an email prior to the event start date confirming the full address details, and any additional information.