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The Witch's Ladder

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The Witch's Ladder
Swap Coordinator:lunarwillow (contact)
Swap categories: Crafts  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:13
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 25, 2011
Date items must be sent by:July 31, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I came across some interesting information today while browsing for something else - which almost always happens, LOL! In this case it was regarding the Witch's Ladder. I thought it would be fun to have a swap where we can make a witch's ladder for our partners. Here is some info from good old Wikipedia:

"A witch's ladder (also known as rope and feathers, witches' ladder, witches ladder, or witch ladder) is a fetish, in folk magic or witchcraft that is made from knotted cord or hair, that normally constitutes a spell. Charms are knotted or braided with specific magical intention into the cords. The number of knots and nature of charms varies with the intended effect (or "spell")"

Elsewhere, I have read that it can also be used as a meditation or chanting aid, to assist with keeping count.

So for this swap, you will craft a witch's ladder for your partner. Once you have joined, please post below if you want a specific intent knotted into it, or just a beautiful tool for you to use as you wish. Please feel free to be creative and don't just be confined to the use of feathers, as this site suggests. Make something beautiful and functional for your partner.

Normal rules apply, and by the time this swap ends, a good few of us will be in possession of our anti-flaker voodoo dollies, so LOOK OUT WOULD-BE FLAKERS!!!!

Discussion

CajunLady 06/ 7/2011 #

I have no specific intent. I'm leaving it up to my partner!!

PhoenixLM 06/ 7/2011 #

here is some more info on them...

http://www.earthwitchery.com/witchesladder.html

I make these when I need that little something extra

lunarwillow 06/ 7/2011 #

Thanks, Phoenix! I have no requirement for mine either, also leaving it in my partner's capable hands :) xx

Keaniebean 06/ 7/2011 #

Surprise me girls. :)))

MichelleK 06/ 8/2011 #

no requirements here, but very cool swap!

auntmaymay1221 06/ 8/2011 #

I'm in-I'm thinking multiple colors of feathers to cover life in general....

auntmaymay1221 06/ 8/2011 #

I also may use beads when i make mine.....Litha is coming up...may do the construction and charm that night.....is that ok with whoever will get the one I make? Nothing specific, just love, life, health, prosperity, that sort of thing?

jk1p1k2tog 06/12/2011 #

I want something more for chakra meditation please. or just meditation in general

NikonGoddess 06/13/2011 #

Okay ladies...I'm trying to find a job with the USAF in the UK...that's my total focus in life right now...So, anything along that line I'm good.

I am so excited about this swap. I learned about these a few months ago and have been wanting to make one since. Thank you for making the swap!

Ikat78 06/14/2011 #

Never made one of these before. I am very excited to do this swap. Any tips on cleaning found feathers?? I need help to pass a pysical fitness test for work-in Air Force. I go to the gym and count calories but I am struggling. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Deydra 06/14/2011 #

No requirments for me either! I cant wait to see what my partner comes up with woot!

ArtTeachToBe 06/17/2011 #

I have one requirement to ask for.... Luck!! :) Im in need of good luck!!! Im looking for a new job, with school, LIFE!! So if my partner would be kind and add a little luck to mine id sooo love them forever :)))

AmayaNidawi 06/18/2011 #

I'm in, there are two main requests for mine: Fertility and Healing. As most probably know by now my boyfriend and I are trying to start a family, so I'm trying to get all the help I can get! :-)

Ikat78 06/22/2011 #

Going to zoo this weekend and I WILL be picking up feathers, lol.

cottonthistle 06/24/2011 #

Anything is fine - thanks!

loubie 06/25/2011 #

Wouldljust like to be surprised i think!

mimmeli 06/25/2011 #

If possible I would like something for mental healing or just a surprise.

NikonGoddess 06/25/2011 #

Can I just tell you that I LOVE that there are 13 of us in this swap. SWEET! You all know me and that # 13!

Deydra 07/ 1/2011 #

Mailed it out today :) July 1, 11

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