In Roman times, we were famous across the empire for our cloaks – known as Birrus Britannicus – the only thing that could keep the hot-blooded Romans dry and warm.
Cloaks have become a favourite magical tool among pagans and witches. If you have ever stood in a circle as part of a pagan ceremony, you will understand that it can feel strange to be wearing your everyday, earthly clothes. Dedicating certain garments to magical work feels more respectful.
One Imbolc, at a wet, cold and blowy evening ceremony in the woods near Taunton in Somerset, one of the attendees commented, “I can see why you wear cloaks now!” We were warm, dry and focused on the magical working at hand.
Cloaks for indoor and outdoor ceremonies
Cloaks are not just for outdoor ceremonies and chilly weather. Suzi has been part of many indoor ceremonies while undertaking Priestess of Avalon training from 2006-2009. During indoor ceremonies, you can be much more bold, bright and creative with your attire. A cloak will help you to slip more easily into that meditative state… into the otherworld.
Made with love and magical intention
Before sewing your cloak, we have dedicated the space – and ourselves – to the task.
Sewing can be magical. It enables you to focus your mind as you craft. It is thought that the old Celtic knot-work designs were intended to be magical, as with each turn and each knot, the intention was bound.
We are happy to leave some of the seam or the hem for you to sew your own wishes into, if you so desire – just like Suzi’s first cloak.