The Kist in Thyme: Poppets and Besoms
Was a project sharing memories of plant use and legends and lore associated with plants and traditional crafts, using reminiscence from older folk in the community and the recordings on Tobar an Dualchais, created during lockdown 2020, by herbal storyteller Amanda Edmiston.
The stories and ideas then became a series of online workshops and activities delivered by Amanda and artist Holly Elsdon of The Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic and the work created by the lovely folk who joined them have been curated into an online exhibition which you can see below.
The workshops continue to be shared with schools and community groups online and you can find out more about them at the foot of the page!
A Story or two...
Amanda Edmiston shares apple stories for The World Storytelling cafe during lockdown 2020
An off the cuff look at traditional Samhain divining bannocks...do you dare try them?
Kist in Thyme: Poppets and Besoms, workshops.
If you wished you'd joined us for Poppets and Besoms, then never fear we have good news!
All six online workshops including storytelling from Amanda Edmiston and crafts from artist and folklorist Holly Elsdon were recorded live and are available to buy as a package, for £34.50, which includes a beautifully curated craft-along-box which will come in handy as you engage with the sessions.
Although our theme this time was Hallowe'en and Autumn, feedback has suggested that those of you who wish it was Hallowe'en every day might enjoy it as we continue to move through the dark half of the year!
Email Amanda at [email protected] for details.
Also if you'd like to catch up with some of the extra stories and folk traditions we've been sharing in the Kist in Thyme facebook group or would like to be the first to get details of the forthcoming Yule themed Kist in Thyme, live, online workshops then do join us via the link below
Alternatively if you're a teacher or community group leader and would love to arrange a Kist of Thyme workshop connecting to stories, legends, plant traditions and related activities for your group then do email Amanda at [email protected] for details on how she can create bespoke sessions either in person or via Teams, Google classroom or Zoom, connecting to curriculum topics or proposed outcomes!
Look forward to seeing you all for a story or two soon!