Back before I had Bee, I researched crane bags and then made what I called a “motherhood crane bag” to keep with me through labor. Since then, I have been meaning to make a general Druidic crane bag to have with me when conducting rituals. My friend and grovie, Tara Loughborough, inspired me to make a large one that can not only hold sacred objects I want to keep near, but also contain my offerings and divinatory tools for the rites.
So, over the course of several weeks, I drafted an original pattern for a bag, selected colors, and put it together. It was important to me that I use earthy tones. Green is my favorite color and reminds me of the forest. The oak leaf, while representing the wisdom and strength of the Druidic path, is orange to represent the flame of Brighid – my patron Goddess. As has become a custom in Northern Rivers Protogrove, it’s already decorated with some pins – our Folk of the Protogrove pins, my ADF Dedicant pin, and others that I or others made or bought to commemorated different spiritual events.
I’m very proud of how it turned out and it’s already accompanied me to a ritual!