Amy Castner

Amy Castner is a quilter, seamstress, crafter, and Pysanki artist who delights in incorporating pagan symbology into her projects, and believes that no ritual tool is more powerful than one made by your own hands. She has a degree in Anthropology from Michigan State University and has won many awards for her sewing and costuming projects. She has always enjoyed exploring her spirituality through crafts, and especially enjoys learning about traditional crafts and traditions from around the world.

Circle Skirt Workshop

Flippy! Flowy! Fantastic! Whether short or long, floaty or full, everybody loves a circle skirt! Come and learn how to make this essential piece of festival and dancing gear. Even if you've never touched a sewing machine in your life, this pattern is easy and fun for all! You will learn which fabrics work best and which ones to stay away from, get detailed instructions for many variations including a handkerchief hem fairy skirt, and take home a pattern that is exactly suited for Y-O-U.

Magical Pysanky

Pysanki (also Pysanky or Pysanka) is a Ukrainian craft that predates Christianity in the region and reflects ancient myths in which the egg symbolizes life, the sun, and the universe. It is the art of making beautiful and intricately dyed eggs by drawing on them using a wax resist method. This workshop will teach you not only how to create your own Pysanki eggs, but will also include discussion on their uses in magick and ritual.

Workshop participants will take home a completed Pysanki project and instructions. All necessary workshop supplies will be provided but kits will be available for $5-$10 for those who would like to try this at home.

Make Your Own Ritual Wear

Have you ever wanted to make your own ritual robe, but weren't sure where to start? Come and learn how to make your own robe or wrap, tailored to your needs and sewing ability! Participants will have the choice of several different styles for both men and women. You will leave armed with a pattern made just for you and detailed instructions on how to sew and decorate your very own robe. There is even a no-sew option for those who are sewing challenged!

















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