Come dreamers, empaths and visionaries! Come insomniacs and those who burn the candle at both ends! Come wanting to dive into dreamland! In this one-and-a-half hour online creative crafting workshop, we will learn lore and remedial qualities of various herbs that are associated with relaxation, prophetic dreaming, and intuition, and sew an herb-and-buckwheat stuffed pillow by hand.
We will go over a simple dream pillow pattern that even a total sewing beginner can handle. You'll also get a detailed PDF about dreams in science and lore, and qualities of several herbs associated with dreaming.
Class is held via Zoom on Saturday from 9:30 am to 11 am PST, on 5/1/21. Allow at least a week for shipping the kit!
There are two ways to register: either through Three Witches for $30, or through Berkeley Adult School (which is open to all adults: https://basberkeley.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=227937), which is $20 through them, and you buy a $10 kit through me.
What's In the Kit?
The stuffing for the pillows comes from a few ounces of organic buckwheat hulls. Buckwheat hulls are a traditional filling for pillows and mattresses in Asia. Each hull is the shape of a cupped hand, so they keep their loft (they don't compress) and allow for a little airflow. They're also hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant, hallelujah! There will be three different organic herbs in the kit that are used in traditional dreamwork. You can also choose whatever other sweet-smelling herbs you like.
You supply your own fabric, thread and needle. Your pillow can be any size or shape (round would be cool!), but for simplicity, I recommend freshly laundered cotton fabric, approximately 20" by 5" which will drape over your eyes, or tuck easily beside you.