I have been slowly getting my magickal tools for my path since the beginning of this year. I haven't been avidly looking since I believe that these tools and items choose us and not the other way around.
I think it makes each item more special and our ritual and work more powerful if it was designed especially for the individual person.
My only frustration is having the money to buy some of the items, until the bills are paid, I can't get those candle holders that call out to me from the local thrift shop, or gather the money for that athame that I am coveting on the pagan shopping page I found.
While these items will have to wait, I am finding it hard to find an alter cloth that calls to me or that I like that will work for now. I have looked everywhere and haven't come up with a single alter cloth that fits in with me.
A thought occurred to me today: Can I knit or sew myself an alter cloth?
If I were to sew, I would have to hand sew on a white or other solid colored cloth, then use some kind of fabric paint or something to make it my own. That would be fun and useful. I could even make other things to match the cloth, like pouches and things.
If I knit my alter cloth (which I definitely CAN do), what color or colors should I use, and should I use the name brands from the hobby shop or should I splurge and get the expensive handspun and dyed yarn from a local yarn shop, or use the special yarn I have here for it?
I like the idea of doing both, really. I can do either one, even embroider if I choose to hand sew my alter cloth. There are so many possibilities that I can't decide. They all require time and effort.
The actual question is where can I find patterns on making one for myself. It looks like I will be doing some research and finding the group of crafty witches here!!