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Make a Little Protector Doll

$45.00

In this workshop taught by Beth Weaver-Kreider, we will create Little Protector Dolls, using mostly European techniques, particularly the Eastern European tradition of using only knots—no needles—in the construction. The class will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 2 to 5pm.

Join us for our new workshop, Make a Little Protector Doll with Beth Weaver-Kreider! The class will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 2 to 5pm.

Dolls and poppets are tools of the magickal traditions of many cultures, through many times, as lucky charms, as emblems of sympathetic magical healing, and even as the physical symbol for hex magic.

In this workshop, we will create Little Protector Dolls, using mostly European techniques, particularly the Eastern European tradition of using only knots—no needles—in the construction.

In the Eastern European story of Vasilisa the Brave, Vasilisa’s Little Protector Doll (a gift from her mother) helps her to win her fire from Baba Yaga, the Wild Woman of the Woods. We will charge our own Little Protectors to help us meet the challenges of our current quests and find our fire.

Class size will be limited, and advance registration is recommended. For the protection of everyone attending the class, if you have any symptoms of cold, flu, or any other virus, we ask that you not attend.

Cost is $45 per person. You can register here, call (717) 290-1517, or stop in the shop! If you register online, be sure to choose Local Pick-up in the shipping options so that you won’t be charged for shipping.

Materials and tools will be provided, but you may want to bring scraps of fabric that are special to you, beads, threads, scissors.

As Vasilisa did when she was sent into the woods, you can ask your doll to protect you, to bring you luck, to give you advice when you’re caught in a quandary. Ask them for courage to speak your truth. In gratitude, feed them crumbs from your lunch, sing to them, offer them your breath. Make them a bag to hold messages and promises, string beads around their neck. Ask them to tell you their name.

Beth is a poet and teacher from York County. She has been studying magical practices for thirty years. Her most recent book of poetry is The Heretic’s Book of Prayer.

You can find Beth’s book and a selection of her Protector Dolls at Radiance.

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