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Make Your Own Witch's Ladder with CJ Shelton

  • Sat Oct 30, 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sat Oct 30, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sat Oct 30, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Studio 206

Make Your Own Witch's Ladder with CJ Shelton

Did you know that the ancient Celtic Festival of "Samhain (pronounced 'sow-oon') is the origin of our modern day All Hallows Eve or Halloween? Traditionally celebrated around the first of November, this was the time when the "veils between the worlds" were thin and spirits, ghosts and goblins could pass easily from the world beyond into ours. It was also a time for working magic and casting spells.

To do a little of your own spellcasting and intention setting this Halloween, join artist CJ Shelton in her beautiful studio to make your own "Witches Ladder", a type of Celtic folk magic that will help set your hopes and dreams in motion.


Wool, ribbon, charms and found objects as well as twigs, berries and other organic bits and pieces gathered from the local forests will be used to make your "ladder". This is a wonderful way to "cast" your intentions for the year ahead as you weave thoughts, prayers, and spells into your magical creation.


The session will be rounded out with a short, guided meditation and blessing. Your finished "ladder" can then be hung indoors or outdoors to help protect your home and send its message to the spirit world. All materials supplied.


PRE-REGISTRATION WITH PAYMENT IN FULL IS REQUIRED. Please email or call 519-216-8643 to book your spot. To learn more about CJ visit her website at

ocation: Studio 206
COST: $90 + HST 
NOTE: This activity is not suitable for children