Ways to celebrate Imbolc

Celebrate Imbolc Ways to celebrate Imbolc now: Lighting candles, seeking omens of Spring, storytelling, cleaning the house, bonfires, indoor planting, stone collecting, candle kept burning dusk till dawn; hearth re-lighting if you use a fireplace or wood-burning stove in your home. This Sabbat is a time of cleansing and newborn lambs, a good time for … Continue reading Ways to celebrate Imbolc

Imbolc

Imbolc What Do We Celebrate? Imbolc is one of the four principal festivals of the Irish calendar, celebrated among Gaelic peoples and some other Celtic cultures either at the beginning of February or at the first local signs of Spring. Most commonly it is celebrated on February 2, since this is the cross-quarter day on … Continue reading Imbolc

Imbolc: Celebrations and Rituals Now

  Ways to celebrate Imbolc now: Lighting candles, seeking omens of Spring, storytelling, cleaning the house, bonfires, indoor planting, stone collecting, candle kept burning dusk till dawn; hearth re-lighting if you use a fireplace or wood-burning stove in your home. This Sabbat is a time of cleansing and newborn lambs, a good time for the … Continue reading Imbolc: Celebrations and Rituals Now

Imbolc/Candlemas Activity

Lighting Candles Lighting candles through out your home enjoying the warm glow of candle light for a few hours as an activity of  Imbolc. Place lighted candles in all the windows in your home. Have a candle making party with friends and neighbors. Decorate your home with candles and evergreens. Or spend Imbolc with family, … Continue reading Imbolc/Candlemas Activity

Make a Winter Hair Wreath

That is beautiful, thank you for sharing

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Most people associate the beloved hair wreath with Beltane or Litha, but I was inspired by the winter foliage to do one for Imbolc (and then I dragged a poor model out into the cold to pose in it.)

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If you’d like to do the same, here’s how!

You will need:

An embroidery hoop.  I’ve seen other people use wire, an old hanger or other bases, but these seem to work best for me and they are fairly cheap.  Available at any craft store.

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Thread.  Any thread will do, but I like a neutral color or green.

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Some natural foliage.  You can use fake flowers, too, but I think natural looks best for pictures or a one-day event.  I just looked around the landscape until I spotted some color.  The leaves and berries from this holly bush were perfect.

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From there, it’s very simple.  Take a section of the greenery…

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