Spring Doll Making Circle

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Doll making circle – 3 circles on the last weekends o March, April and May. Location is in Woodfin, 5 mins from downtown Asheville. Choose to book up for one or all three. Celtic Soul School members automatically get a 25% discount on booking more than one class. In each circle is suitable for beginners and you will learn the art of needle felting and make a completed doll from beginning to end – so in each circle you will create your own needle felted doll.

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The doll making circle is about the sacredness of dolls, of their divine meaning from stone carved Willendorf to needle felted doll. How do we feel about dolls, what are is the deeper meaning of dolls in fairy tales? How does tradition tell us how to work with dolls, how others have worked with dolls, from the goddess/Saint Brighid Brideog doll to witches poppet dolls. Doll embellishment such as adding bags, drums etc can also be holders to carry rolled up paper scrolls on which to write prayers or gratitudes, intentions or requests – communication between you and the sacred female your doll embodies and represents.

Each circle we will explore doll making a little deeper and while we will have a guided meditation to inspire us you are asked to bring some inspiration with you – story, photo, grandmothers jewelry – and share the story. Optional preliminary reading will be provided as an aid to fueling your imagination, we will spend some time in circle discussing aspects from the reading that resonated with us.

All doll making materials will be provided although you are encouraged to bring your own meaningful embellishments – maybe some special fabric or jewelry.

Each of the classes is a circle as we will sit in sacred circle sharing our stories as well as exploring the deeper meanings of dolls. You can choose to attend one circle or all three – there is a 25% discount when you become a Celtic Soul School member for booking more than one class.

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Doll Making Circle 1. 03/29 Ancient Mother/Crone 10.30am – 6pm

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In this first doll making circle we will explore the concept of the primordial mother, envisaging the people’s who honored the great mother, she who gave birth and death to all. We will explore the concept of this mother archetype and what that ‘mothering’ aspects personally means to us.  Some preliminary reading will include the concept of the ‘mother’ archetype, stone ‘Venus’ or goddess figures as well as the work o Maria Gimbutus and her archeological work of Old Europe, unearthing thousands of goddesses figurines relating to a belief in the great mother. I will also provide links to websites with lots of goddess figurines that you might be drawn to one, or a particular symbol.

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The pictured doll is a replica – but shows how Willendorf fits into your hand

As we make our needle felted doll we will weave in concepts of this archetype that can bring us meaning and inspiration into our lives today. We will end the day with a final sharing sharing the concepts, and the intentions we wove into our dolls.

Earth mother, shaman, great mother, mother of all, mother goddess, primordial mother

 

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Doll Making Circle 2. 04/25 Celtic Goddess.  10.30am – 6pm

In our second doll making circle you are asked to select a celtic Goddess you are drawn to and select some qualities of hers that resonate with you. We will create our sacred circle by sharing stories, and images about our goddess. A guided meditation will help generate a connection and inspiration regarding your chosen goddess, or goddesses.

As we make our needle felted doll we will weave in concepts of this archetype that can bring us meaning and inspiration into our lives today. We will end the day with a final sharing sharing the concepts, and the intentions we wove into our dolls.

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Doll Making Circle 3.  05/31 Wise Woman, herbalist and healer. 10.30am – 6pm

In this third doll circle we will come together again in sacred circle and explore the concept of the wise woman, from earliest shaman to witch, we will explore their role in working for their community as well as their roots in tapping into a great mother energy and explore the stories and legends that explain this connection.

Some preliminary reading will be an emailed file with a story rom ireland exploring the Wise Woman. As we make our needle felted doll we will weave in concepts of this archetype that can bring us meaning and inspiration into our lives today. We will end the day with a final sharing sharing the concepts, and the intentions we wove into our dolls.

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Classes are $75 each but Celtic Soul School members receive a 25% discount on booking more than one class.

It’s free to become a Celtic Soul School member, click on the icon below to activate your free membership.

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Please note the first doll making circle is now full

One doll making circle $69

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Two doll making circles  $112.50 (Save $37)  Celtic Soul School member

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Non School members

One circle $75

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Two circles $150 Non Celtic Soul School member
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