The Moon and the Furrow

Super Seconds! Stonehenge and the Wiltshire Horn Organic Handkerchief 50% off

Sale price Price £4.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Stonehenge is the big one, literally. The ultimate stone circle. You almost feel like you have been there even if you haven't, it's such a part of our heritage and collective culture. Eric's uncle and aunt live within walking distance of the stones so we have been lucky enough to celebrate the winter solstice in this sacred place.

The Wiltshire Horn is, as you would imagine, native to this part of the world where they used to roam freely. They are what is know as "hair sheep" and they shed their wool naturally so are not very useful to knitters like me. They are one of the oldest surviving sheep breeds and would have been at Stonehenge over 2000 years ago. They also have magnificent horns.

The border for my Winter Solstice designs features Holly and Ivy. Both are important and sacred plants for this time of year. At the Winter Solstice, the Holly King loses his fight with the Oak King and the days will begin to get longer. Holly planted on boundaries or near to your home will prick evil spirits and prevent them from entering. Ivy represents life and re-birth as it often lives on after its host plant has died. The magical properties of ivy include protection, loyalty, fidelity, binding and cooperation. So it's a wonderful plant to have in the house as part of your family celebrations. I have also included some of the phases of the moon.

This handkerchief is sewn by me in Wales. The image is printed in the UK onto an untreated cotton fabric certified as 100% organic. The approximate size for each handkerchief is 320 mm x 320 mm. Wash at 30°

Each order is wrapped in acid free, unbleached tissue paper and includes a hand written thank you note. I am happy to address this to recipients of gifts at no extra cost. Just let me know in the notes when you place your order.