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All Hallow's Eve Witches Ladder Workshop with CJ Shelton

  • Sat Oct 27, 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sat Oct 27, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Studio 206

Did you know that the Celtic festival of “Samhain” (pronounced ‘sow-wen’) is the pagan origins of our modern day All Hallows Eve or Halloween? This was an important time for our ancient ancestors as it marked the beginning of the Dark Half of the Year or winter. Traditionally celebrated around the first of November, this was the time when the ‘veils between the worlds’ were thin, meaning spirits, ghosts and goblins could pass easily from the world beyond into ours. It was also a time for remembering and honouring the ancestors or appeasing restless souls.
Join Mill artist CJ Shelton to learn more about where our Halloween customs came from as you weave your own personal ‘Witches Ladder’ from crafty and found objects. Wool, string, twigs, berries and other organic bits and pieces gathered from local forests will also be used to make the “ladders”. This is a wonderful way to set your intentions for the winter ahead or weave thoughts and prayers symbolically into your creation. Your finished ‘ladder’ can be hung indoors or outdoors to send its message to the spirit world or protect your home.
There are two sessions available for this workhop on Saturday, October 27!
Morning session from 10am-12noon.
Afternoon session from 2-4pm.
Ages: suitable for 12+
Cost: $75 + HST per person (includes all materials)
PRE-REGISTRATION WITH FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED – please email or call 519-942-2018