With Brìd's Fire Festival coming up on February 4th, and still trying to make positive strides in reconnecting my spiritual and mundane lives, I decided that this year (for the first time in over 15 years) I would get the materials I need and create a Brìd doll and cross. Not having ready access to reeds at this point in time, I went with the next best thing that I could find ... raffia from Micheals.
|An unruly mess, no?|
|I made the arms first.|
|And here's the completed Doll.|
|The cross caused me more trouble as the raffia pieces were large|
and difficult to keep from snagging with itself.
But I'm pretty pleased with the end result.