Gentle Spells & Kind Magic (Hardcover)
Magic can take many forms, whether it be a desire, a wish, or a spell. It can even be a simple act of kindness for friends and family, and importantly for yourself too - like a lovingly hand-made object, a comforting meal or a home-cooked gift.
Many people are turning to alternative ways to find connection and meaning. Something as simple as, 'Are you ok?' has great strength, power and empathy. Thoughtfulness is key and this book has kindness at the heart of its magic to create a more forgiving and considerate community.
Curated into colour chapters, Sam takes a look at each colour and what it represents. The book brims full of magical spells, poems, charms, rituals, recipes, makes and wishes to create a helpful guide - a comfort, a tonic - something that is available to everyone, whether you feel like you are a witch or not.
White, Yellow & Orange, Red, Pink, Violet, Blue, Green, Brown, Black & Grey, Silver & Gold
Orange blossom spell, Clay incense holder, Lucky red wrist ribbon, Hanging crystal grotto, Witch's knots, Friendship jar spell, Crescent moon and amethyst make, Making a wand, Secret message jewellery, Moon biscuits.
This will be a beautiful and inspirational guide to colour and its magic.
About the Author
Sam McKechnie is an artist, doll-maker, jewel and fashion-accessories crafter, workshop-leader and writer. Sam created The Magpie and the Wardrobe in 2002 as an extension of her artwork, which is primarily influenced by magic, folklore and fairy tales. She runs fairy and doll making, wand crafting, and fairy furniture workshops country wide. Sam's collections are sold through her stockists in London and Japan and can be found on Instagram and Pinterest. Sam is the co-author of The Magpie and the Wardrobe and author of Miss Violet's Doll's House, both published by Pavilion. @themagpieandthewardrobe.