I started to explore the concept of crane bags back when I was pregnant. I made a small bag specific to my pregnancy and desires for delivery. The linked post is also where I shared the basics of what a crane bag actually is and where it comes from in Irish lore.
Later, I decided to make a larger crane bag to carry with me during ritual and outdoor treks to the forest shrine. I looked to the oak tree as my inspiration. I’m still quite fond of how it turned out, and I continue to add special pins to the strap.
My latest crane bag is actually a commission for a friend and member of Northern Rivers Protogrove. She picked out and purchased the fabric (complete with actual cranes!) and we looked at different types of bags for inspiration. I ended up making my own pattern based on a photo we liked. I’m so happy with how it turned out, and I love the colors she chose.